Mrs. Worrell goes above and beyond in her job every single day, from making copies to taking data, helping to pack up the students, and everything in between. Mrs. Worrell is always thinking two steps ahead. She comes into work every day with a smile on her face and ready to give her all. She has a connection with every student and staff member. Mrs. Worrell goes out of her way to help in any way she can.
Ms. Trent and Mr. Harris, the Behavior Support Program Team, at BGE have worked hard to develop and sustain educational plans for students with complex needs. The challenges of this program are great and can be taxing both mentally and physically. Yet, this team holds fast to developing strong relationships with students. These relationships serve to break down communication barriers and are helpful in reminding students of learned strategies. We thank them for their dedicated service to this unique population.
Ms. Fowler is amazing with organization skills and she is very young to act so professionally. She is patient and kind and seems to want to learn. She is eager to do well and it shows.
Signed into law in December 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act authorized states to establish tax- advantaged savings programs for individuals with disabilities. The ABLE Act is considered the most significant federal legislation addressing the needs of persons with disabilities since the Americans with Disabilities Act passed more than 25 years ago. The Virginia ABLE bill directed Virginia529 to develop, implement and administer a new savings program for eligible individuals with disabilities and their families.
What is an ABLE account?
ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for eligible individuals with disabilities. For the first time in public policy, the ABLE Act recognizes the extra and significant costs of living with a disability. ABLE accounts allow Eligible Individuals the opportunity to save and fund a variety of Qualified Disability Expenses without endangering eligibility for certain benefits that are critical to their health and well- being, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
What is ABLE now?
ABLE now is a national ABLE savings program offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia ABLE now is administered by Virginia529, the country’s largest college savings plan, which now has an expanded mission to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.