Anita Aaron speaks at the 13th Annual Ever Widening Circle event

Save the Date: Critical Issues Forum & Ever Widening Circle Reception 2016

WID is excited to welcome one and all to our annual event, the Critical Issues Forum, at the Ed Roberts Campus October 28, 2016! The topic of the day: ABLE Accounts.

The ABLE Act is the new tax-advantaged savings opportunity that allows eligible persons with disabilities to save up to $100,000 without risking federal disability benefits. Read more about WID’s work with the ABLE Act here.

After the Critical Issues Forum, we will have the Ever Widening Circle Reception, during which we will network and enjoy light refreshments.

If you’d like to join us, RSVP!

Critical Issues Forum

  • ABLE Accounts Informative Session: Learn the nuts and bolts of the 3 currently available national ABLE programs, as well as hear from the director of California’s ABLE and provide your input to help shape the program.
  • ABLE Accounts Interactive Session: With guidance from WID staff members, go through the process of opening an ABLE account in real time and learn about how you can help advocate to improve the ABLE Act through important pending legislation.

Ever Widening Circle Reception

The Ever Widening Circle Reception will allow WID to connect with our supporters and disability community leaders and will create a space for continuing the discussions begun during the forum presentations in a more casual environment.

Be sure to RSVP to WID’s annual event today!

Schedule at a Glance

  • 9:00am-9:30am: registration/check-in (Osher Rooms)
  • 9:30am-11:30am: ABLE Accounts Informative Session
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch (catered for those who RSVP)
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm: ABLE Accounts Interactive Session
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm: Reception (Ramp Circle)


  • What: Policy Summit and Ever Widening Circle reception
  • When: Friday, October 28, 2016; 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Where: Osher Boardrooms in the Ed Roberts Campus (3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; above Ashby BART station)

Don’t forget to RSVP!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of this event: AT&T, Chevron, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PG&E, and Stanley Yarnell & Victor Rowley (listed in alphabetical order).

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In a suit and tie and in front of an audience, WID's Deputy Director, Tom Foley, presents about ABLE accounts

WID Hosts ABLE Accounts Seminar on July 8

For Immediate Release

Berkeley, CA, USA–WID is very excited to host a seminar about ABLE accounts on July 8 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Osher Boardrooms at the Ed Roberts Campus (3075 Adeline Street in Berkeley).

What are ABLE accounts?

They are brand new, tax advantaged savings accounts that allow eligible persons with disabilities to save up to $100,000 without risking federal disability benefits and up to $300,000 without risk to their Medi-Cal services.

Does this sound like it would be helpful to you or a loved one?

Join noted estate planning attorney Steve Dale and WID’s deputy director Tom Foley for a morning of questions and answers, as well as tips and insight. There will also be a light breakfast of bagels, coffee, and tea served.

Please, RSVP to Kat at We look forward to seeing you there!

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