This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ABLEnow®.
It dawned on me recently, while working on an article to feature here on the Mommyhood Chronicles, how very fortunate I’ve been. There are days here recently where I’ve spent a lot of time in my room wallowing around in my own misfortune, thinking how sad it is to be cooped up in my own home. Sure, I go to work every day and I get to interact with patients, but aside from that small window of opportunity, we’ve all mostly been cooped up with little to do.
This pandemic has caused us all to go stir-crazy. There are only so many games you can play with the kids. Only so many books on one’s bookshelves without having to order a new one and even then, with funds being so tight you can’t exactly go order happy. My family has certainly felt the restrictions this pandemic has imposed. So, it’s natural to feel cooped up. It’s totally fine to feel like something is being taken from us, right?
ABLEnow® has shown me another side to the coin, so to speak. We’ve all sat around for months thinking about how hard it is for us when there are individuals out there who have it so much harder. People who can’t leave their house, even if there wasn’t a pandemic wreaking havoc on their lives. Some with disabilities are confined to their homes every day, either in part because of the coronavirus & its imposed social distancing or in many cases, because their disabilities make it impossible to leave at all.
To those of my readers who are among those who have been stuck at home or to those who have loved ones who are disabled in some way or another, this article is one I wish to share with you specifically. While working with the people behind ABLEnow, my eyes have been opened to some of the daily hardships those with disabilities face every day. Not just because there’s a virus out there, but because the scales aren’t tipped fairly and seldom seem do they tip in favor of the ones who need it most.
As a parent, I worry about my kids but I also worry about my own dad quite frequently. As mentioned, my dad got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at a young age and my aunt fought to the very end but ultimately succumbed to Lupus last summer. With this pandemic not only do I have to worry about my dad’s health but also worry financially to make sure not only him, but those with all disabilities don’t have to worry. It is a very scary time!
In a sister post to this one I mentioned how the ABLEnow program works to help those who qualify for an ABLEnow account. Not only does ABLEnow help level the playing field by providing support in establishing and maintaining savings, but they also offer a way for eligible individuals to use funds for qualifying expenses such as in-home education expenses, telemedicine, home improvement and much more tax-free. It’s an amazing way to reach those who need it most and assist them in planning & executing a better future for themselves while ensuring they don’t lose access to vital benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.
Now, ABLEnow is even offering free webinar sessions that further promote their services and detail how they work to help those with disabilities achieve more than ever before. In just one hour, viewers learn everything they need to know about ABLE accounts, and who is eligible. Additionally, you will also come to understand how to use the money in an ABLEnow account, and other key features and benefits the program offers.
If you visit the ABLEnow resources center you’ll find all of the tools you need to see webinar dates that are coming up, samples from webinar transcripts and even sign up for a newsletter directly to your email that will keep you up to date on all of the latest happenings over at ABLEnow.
Social distancing and quarantine don’t have to be such a downer. I’ve used this time to become more educated on so many things and now, those in the disabled communities can participate in these webinars to educate themselves on how to become more independent, gain more freedom, and pave the way to a more financially stable future.
*This is a partnered post written by me on behalf of ABLEnow. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*