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The 2021 CIDD “VIRTUAL” COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents: “ABLE ACCOUNTS: A Key to Financial Stability for People with Intellectual, Developmental, or other Disabilities”

October 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presenters will discuss how ABLE accounts help to increase the financial well-being of persons with a disability.  They will review ABLE program implementation, a description of ABLE accounts and how they can be used.  The presentation and discussion will include examples of use by ABLE account owners, in addition to resources for individuals, service providers and employers.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize the opportunity for financial well-being by opening an ABLE account
  2. Get an overview of opening and using an ABLE account
  3. Review resources that aid in understanding and using ABLE accounts, and informing others about ABLE Accounts as an individual, family member, service provider or employer


Cheryl Walfall-Flagg, BA
Former LEND Fellow, 
ABLE BIPOC Outreach Ambassador, Parent Advocate

Cheryl Walfall-Flagg, a parent of young men on the autism spectrum focuses her passion on supporting individuals and families by sharing information.  She is an ABLE National Resource Center 2021 ABLE BIPOC Ambassador, NC ABLE Advocate, 2019 CIDD LEND Fellow, parent member of Rethinking Guardianship, and Access Family Support Health Information Center Advisory Board.

Miranda Kennedy, MPP 
Director of ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC), National Disability Institute

Miranda Kennedy has been with the National Disability Institute since 2006, after working on some transformative disability employment pilot projects in her home state of Colorado.  At the national level, Miranda served as Director of Training for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI).  In 2018 she came on board as the Director of NDI’s ABLE National Resource Center, (ABLE NRC).

Sean Flagg
2021 Gradate, Rolesville High School, ABLE Account Owner
Sean Flagg is an ABLE account owner and 2021 graduate of Rolesville High School. He will
attend Wake Technical Community College to further his goal of obtaining a degree in film making.

TIME: 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Register here:

At the time of registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Community Talk Series.


Please direct any questions to Debbie Reinhartsen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at


October 13, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm