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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


9/5/23: NJ ABLE Accounts

ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts intended to encourage and assist individuals with disabilities and their families to save private funds to supplement benefits provided to them through Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), employment, and other sources. Learn all about NJ ABLE accounts in this webinar. 

Cristine leads the NJ ABLE Program at the NJ Division of Disability Services directing the state’s ABLE programs’ development, strategies, compliance, legislative initiatives and national alliance directives. Before joining the state division, Cristine previously served for six years at Atlantic County Government as the Director of Disability Services and ADA Coordinator. There she led the Disability Advisory Board, spearheading a multitude of initiatives including the first Accessible Beach Guide, accessible parking projects, transportation resources and implemented ADA public policy and steered employee accommodations. Cristine holds a Bachelors from Marist College, ADA Coordinator Certification from the University of Missouri and has nearly completed her Master’s Degree in Disability Studies at CUNY, New York.