An important part of our mission is providing financial education to people with disabilities. Our education efforts help people make more informed decisions about managing their personal finances, which allows them to take control of their financial future.

Cents and Sensibility:cents and sensibility book

a guide to money management

As part of our financial education mission, we developed a book called Cents and Sensibilitya guide to money management. Our pilot programs that used this book as a teaching manual taught us that all people, including those without disabilities, can benefit from this information. Everyone needs to understand how to manage their money so that their money doesn’t manage them!

Please use the following links to access Cents and Sensibility:

Coming soon in late fall of 2017: Cents and Sensibility, Spanish edition!

Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Manual

The Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Manual was developed by a team of educators to accompany award-winning Cents and Sensibility: a guide to money management with accommodations for classroom use. While we strongly believe all students should receive a high-quality financial education, we know students with disabilities have unique financial education needs. This manual helps teachers develop relevant lessons and activities for students with and without disabilities on topics such as earning income, saving, and using financial services.

Please use the following links to access the educator manual:

This manual will be used in the fall of 2017 as part of a pilot program, after which we will make necessary edits and publish a 508 compliant version.

Financial Fundamentals: Discussion Starters for Youth

With more and more personal finance classes being taught in our schools, we were glad to be involved in the development of a guide for transition-aged youth. This will be used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education.

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