Maria-lynn Olsson is a kind-hearted and dedicated advocate for children with and without disabilities. Maria-lynn knows what it is like to grow up having a disability, in her case Cerebral Palsy. Maria-lynn hopes to one-day work with youth with disabilities in a classroom setting.
Maria-lynn is the first enrollee in the Washington Access Fund’s Work Opportunities IDA program through Washington’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). Through this program Maria-lynn is saving for a “new” used car, which will take her to and from work and out to work meetings. Click here to read Maria-lynn's full profile.
Matched Savings Accounts Available for a **Limited Time**
The Access Fund's Work Opportunities IDA's are for jobseekers with disabilities engaged with a Seattle-King or Snohomish County WorkSource Center. Individuals can save up for assets needed to overcome barriers to employment or self-employment and receive a 1-to-1 match. This IDA program is funded through the Department of Labor's Disability Employment Initiative grant ending September of 2014. Accounts are still available and applications will be accepted through May 30th, 2014. Contact Emerson Sekins at email@example.com or call (206) 328-5116 or click here for more information.
Free Business Planning Webinar
Are you an entrepreneur with a disability who needs a business loan for your small business? Need help writing your business plan?
Then sign up for Washington Access Fund's free accessible web-based meetings!
The next series begins Tuesday, March 18th from 12:00pm-1:30pm and runs weekly (on Tuesdays for 7 weeks) until April 29th.
Please give 14 days notice of accommodations needed.
Space is limited, sign up soon to reserve your spot!
"My experience attending the Webinars and networking with staff have proved to be very useful and I view the end results as a huge personal success." -- Webinar Participant.
Washington Access Fund Announces New Funding and Increased Loan Amounts Press Release - February 10, 2014 A Washington State nonprofit receives over $1.2 million in federal funds to provide microcredit to people with disabilities. Click here to read the full press release.
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