Financial Literacy for Young Adults

Maryland ABLE has been collaborating with community partners to teach young adults with disabilities about the often-abstract concept of money. These financial literacy partnerships provided Maryland ABLE the opportunity to help young adults develop a practical understanding of how an ABLE account can be used to help them save for their future and how ABLE funds can be used to pay for living expenses and other things that support their health, independence and quality of life. Through a collaboration with the University of Maryland Extension Program, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County Public Schools, twenty-one students in the PAATH Program at Chesapeake College completed the Common Cents course featuring Maryland ABLE.  Through a collaboration with the ARC of Prince George’s County, twelve high school students completed the “Ready for Money” course featuring Maryland ABLE. If you know of an organization or school that would like to partner with Maryland ABLE to develop financial literacy outreach, contact us at


Source: Maryland ABLE