Community Education

Upcoming NAMI Greater Cleveland Community Education Nights

Understanding STABLE Accounts 

Nicholas Hancart from the State of Ohio Treasurer’s Office will explain what a STABLE Account is, what the benefits are, who is eligible, and how to enroll.

A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid, SSI, or SSDI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, so long as you spend them on “Qualified Disability Expenses.”

STABLE Accounts have some similar features to normal bank accounts, but they are not checking or savings accounts. STABLE Accounts are investment accounts, similar to 529 college savings accounts or 401(k) retirement accounts. When you deposit money into your STABLE Account, your money will be invested in different options that you choose. While you can still withdraw and spend your money whenever you need it, STABLE Accounts also allow you to grow your money and to save long-term for disability expenses.

This amazing program is free to the community, but registration is required. Please click here to register.


Handout Archives


Thank you to Dr. Erum Ahmad Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for her December 10, 2018 presentation – Everyone Gets Anxious 
sponsored by the Westlake Porter Public Library.
Program Handout


Thank you to John Hertzer, MD, Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, for his January 16th, 2018 presentation –  Sleep Solutions
The program was co-sponsored by Connecting for Kids
Program Handout


Thank you to Bob Schuppel, LPCC-S for his presentation – Child and  Adolescent Anxiety on September 14th, 2017.The program was co-sponsored by Connecting for Kids 
 Program Handout


Thank you to Erum Ahmad, MD and Grace Pinto Britton, MD
of University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center
for their March 29th presentation – Overview of Psychiatric Medications
Program Handout