Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation Releases NEW Financial Education Publications

On January 23,  Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) published two new editions of their fully accessible financial education guides: 

Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management, the 7th Edition
The new edition of Cents and Sensibility addresses the financial education needs of people with disabilities while providing comprehensive strategies, activities, and resources for anyone who wants to have control over their money. This book provides helpful tools to make informed financial decisions and tackles financial topics like how people with disabilities can work without losing their public benefits, save safely for the future, and the different options for adult decision-making, including supported decision-making, representative payee, power of attorney, and guardianship.  You can also Click here to watch a short Facebook video of Cheryl Ryan Chan, a parent and professional who is involved in the disability community.

Educator Companion Manual, 2nd Edition
PATF’s Educator Companion Manual aligns with chapters from Cents and Sensibility. Each section in the Manual includes topic objectives, key terms, and essential questions, which provide guidance for teaching the lessons included in Cents and Sensibility. The instructional materials correlate with the National Standards for Financial Education and Pennsylvania Academic Standards. In addition, the Educator Companion Manual provides the following:

  • Strategies for addressing the unique financial education needs of students with disabilities,
  • Lessons and activities for all students on topics such as earning income, saving, and using financial services,
  • Information for learners to empower them to set independent financial goals, transition into independence, and more! 

For more resources,  please visit the PATF Resources Webpage

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