News release from the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana:
National Down Syndrome Society President to Visit Fort Wayne for A.B.L.E. Act Event
Fort Wayne, IN (March 6, 2015) – DSANI is hosting Sara Weir, President of the National Down Syndrome Society for a discussion on the A.B.L.E. (Achieving Better Life Experience) Act on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Parkview Field Suite Level Lounge in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
After eight years of advocacy, the A.B.L.E. Act was signed into law December 2014, following a sweeping victory through both the House and the Senate. The A.B.L.E. Act will allow individuals with disabilities (not limited to Down syndrome) to have tax-free savings accounts for eligible expenses such as housing, health care, and education.
Sara Hart Weir, President of the National Down Syndrome Society, will be leading the discussion.
Following the discussion, DSANI and Easter Seals ARC invite you to stay for a showing of the short film Menschen. This WWII film follows an Austrian captain and his platoon who take a young boy with Down syndrome under their wings.
This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is free in the Silver Parking Lot (corner of Brackenridge and Ewing Streets) across from the Parkview Field Main Gate. Once inside the Main Gate, the elevator to the Suite Level Lounge is on your right. Take the elevator to the second floor.