Ready for your close-up?

Ready for your Close-Up?Are you a person with a disability who is interested in modeling? Or do you support someone with a disability who would like to be a model? Now’s your chance!

Illinois ABLE is putting together a new web site and promotional materials and is looking for models with disabilities of all ages, gender, disability type, and ethnicity to represent the diversity of disability and let other individuals with disabilities and their families know about the many benefits of saving through an ABLE account.

What’s an ABLE account, you ask? Well,back in 2014, thanks to the support of Easterseals and countless other advocacy organizations, lawmakers came up with a savings tool to help families save for the future needs of their children with disabilities. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) ACT was signed into law that year, introducing a way for families with special needs to save in a tax-advantaged ABLE account as a supplement to private insurance and government benefits.

But back to the casting call. Participation requires travel to either Chicago or Springfield, Illinois at the participant’s own expense, but models will receive $300 if chosen. Photo shoots will occur in Chicago on Monday, March 9, 2020 and in Springfield on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Not every applicant will be selected to participate, but hey, you don’t even have a chance if you don’t apply! Fill out the application here no later than Monday, March 2nd, 2020 and add an optional photo if you wish. If selected, you may appear on the Illinois ABLE website, social media channels, brochures, and/or in promotional ads for Illinois ABLE. Good luck!


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  1. Heather S Brown Says:

    Our outreach is weak and transportation is needed in the SW mussouri area

  2. Heather Brown Says:

    There is an incomplete and lack of instrucrure of capibility to advance or susceed in becoming a clear minded individual with the transportation being not provided. And actually aquiring the ride to turn in all the applications nessacary and involvement to meet the standard obligations of the “sober living ” environments. Those who do struggle and meet compliance of “”paper”” are still not welcome to most helping hands due to their background criminal record. There are few coordinators that are willing to allow the acceptance of a suggestion or outside help due to their own character defects. If I’m willing to help involve the time and effort,to prepare a credited sponsors list of people to stand behind my belief in allowing selected few to help provide others with completing small or large everyday task, in order to advance themselfs. Keeping in mind I’d be held responsible for maintaining the matiance.