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Webinar – ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts – January 31



Both ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) are accounts which protect resources. Each allows for the accumulation of resources, for the benefit of an individual with a disability, without jeopardizing key federally funded benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

This webinar will discuss the advantages and the limitations of ABLE accounts and SNTs, whether one might be preferred over the other or why someone might have both.

The purpose of this webinar is to educate individuals with disabilities, their families, providers and advocates on how these accounts can provide options and choices to maintain or improve an individual’s health, independence and quality of life by supplementing services and/or benefits. The webinar will provide case scenarios and address questions such as:

  • What are ABLE accounts and what are the various types of SNTS?
  • Can I have more than one account, and how can I decide if one or both types of accounts are right to meet my needs?
  • What are some strategies or things I should consider?

The webinar will be moderated by Miranda Kennedy, Director, ABLE National Resource Center. Panelists include:

  • Stephen W. Dale, Esquire, LL.M., The Dale Law Firm, PC
  • Amy Tessler, Education and Outreach Coordinator, The Dale Law Firm, PC and the parent of a child with a disability 
  • Marlene Ulisky, Disability Benefits Expert, ABLE National Resource Center

To prepare for the webinar, we encourage you to review:

Register for this webinar.

Please note: Real-time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For other accommodation requests, questions about the webinar, or the registration process, please contact us at