Able Savings Plan Launch Ceremony

IC is proud to host the Ceremony for the first person opening an ABLE Savings Plan account in the state of Kansas.  Please join us, along with Kansas State Treasurer, Ron Estes, NDSS President, Sara Weir and NDSS Ambassador Rachel Mast.  We are expecting local media to attend and would love to fill our space with families.  Please RSVP below if you are able to attend this momentous event.

Please join us for the launch of

Kansas ABLE Savings Plan Accounts

Thursday, January 26, 2017

10:00 AM

Inclusion Connections Activity Center

2083 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS 66062


Program Launch – Ron Estes, Kansas State Treasurer

Opening of First Kansas ABLE Account- Rachel Nicole Mast,

NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR® & Student at Olathe South High School

Comments by Sara Hart Weir, President, National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Joining the ceremony remotely Congressman Kevin Yoder (tentative)

Other elected officials as available

There will also be the opportunity for qualifying individuals to open accounts on-site


To RSVP to attend this momentous event, please click here RSVP Kansas ABLE Savings Launch

You can find more information about the ABLE Act at this link – NDSS ABLE Act Overview

For more information about Kansas ABLE Savings Plan Accounts, please visit Kansas ABLE Savings

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