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STARability Hosts Free Family Forum on ABLE United Accounts

STARability Foundation will be offering their next Family Forum on the topic of ABLE United Accounts on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. This informative session will be held at the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center Community Room, 206 Ridge Dr., in Naples and on Zoom.

Family members and caregivers are invited to learn how ABLE accounts provide an opportunity to save tax-free without impacting eligibility for public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. Account holders may contribute what they can, when they can, all with the help of family and friends – and the funds can be used at any time to pay for qualified disability expenses like doctor’s appointments, transportation, housing, education, and even everyday living expenses like groceries.

Speakers for the Family Forum will include: Cody Bowman, ABLE United Ambassador, and Edward Smith, Partner at Wollman, Gehrke & Associates.

At STARability, families are bound together by having someone very special in their lives with a developmental or intellectual disability. More than 30 years ago, several local families started the organization to support one another and create opportunities for their loved ones. Continuing that tradition, STARability offers semiannual Family Forums. Each forum features a topic of interest involving different areas of community resources and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families.

“We continually explore resources, issues and pathways to enhance the quality of life for our families and their loved ones,” says Karen Govern, CEO of the STARability Foundation. “These forums are a great resource to everyone, and we are excited to offer this upcoming topic.”

STARability’s Family Forums are free of charge and open to the public. To register, please click here.

For questions, please contact Laurie Sullivan, Director of Operations, at