Join National Disability Institute’s introduction to the Financial Wellness Training supported by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. This first, in a three-part webinar series, will introduce you to the concepts and importance of financial inclusion and financial wellness for people with disabilities. Research shows that more than one quarter of adults with a disability live in poverty and over half report that they couldn’t come up with $2,000 within a month to pay for an unexpected expense. Understanding one’s finances and the importance of financial wellness is the first step in developing a pathway to a better quality of life. This session will provide a foundation for understanding why it is important to support financial wellness for people with disabilities. It is designed for people with disabilities, their family members, disability service providers, educational programs and financial institutions.