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Real Economic Impact Tour Makes Multiple Stops in July Back to news
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

July was a busy month for National Disability Institute's REI Tour. The team made stops in New York City, Hartford, Connecticut and Charlotte, North Carolina.

NDI's Michael Roush was invited by the Council for Economic Education to present a day long workshop titled, "Delivering Financial Education to Students with Disabilities." The workshop was held at the HSBC Center for Economic and Financial Education at the Council for Economic Education in New York City. Attendees included teachers from New York City, New Jersey and one teacher from Kansas. The information presented provided tools and strategies on delivering financial education. "You accomplished what I had been expecting...to learn something that had the three c's and the three r's!! 'Clarity, continuity, and cohesion' with regards to any Financial Literacy being offered for Special Education students and their parents, and also 'reality, relevance, and rigor' in perspective to the needs of this growing population," said a Special Education Teacher from New Jersey.

Caroline Burke and Michael Roush co-hosted an Asset Development Summit in Hartford, Connecticut with lead partners Co-Opportunity, Inc. Over 40 attended the summit that brought together the disability and asset development community together to have a conversation on how to work together to build economic empowerment opportunities to persons with disabilities. The event was sponsored by Bank of America and Walmart Foundation.

The REI Tour stopped in Charlotte, North Carolina to host an REI Tour Workgroup meeting with the Internal Revenue Service and Community Links. Members from multiple disability organization attended the meeting to learn more about the Internal Revenue Service and the Real Economic Impact Tour. An Asset Development Summit is currently being planned for the Fall of 2011.