Kate's new house
Moving out on your own? Everyone does it eventually. But sometimes it presents a bigger challenge than others. If you have developmental disabilities, moving out presents you with a whole new set of problems to deal with you may not have had to consider before. One of the most important, ORGANIZATION! You need a way to track your expenses, paperwork for Social Security, Welfare, the Housing Authority and the myriad of other social service and government agencies you get benefits from. You need a safe place to keep track of all your personal paperwork or health issues or personal physicians and pharmacies. You need to remember to pay bills and file them. Sound complicated? AboutOne can help you take the complication out of organizing. AboutOne is the online organizer that can help you keep track of all of those things all in one place.
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This photo at the top (NO NOT THE squirrel logo from AboutOne) is my daughter, Kate. At 33, Kate moved out on her own. Not unusual for a woman her age, but Kate has intellectual disabilities that make living on her own just a little bit harder than it is for some other kids. But like every other kid she wanted a place of her own (and face it, after a certain age you REALLY don't want to live with mom and dad.
The trick was keeping track of ALL the paperwork Kate needed to take care of in order to live on her own. She had to apply for food stamps, housing assistance, keep her SSDI (Social Security Disability) and Medicare and Medicaid assistance up to date. All this requires filing huge amounts of paperwork! Every year. Forms that would make a college grad cringe, let alone someone with intellectual disabilities. But now that AboutOne is here to help her, Kate will have a single place to keep all the information she needs, no more hunting through files, it's all stored right on her computer. AboutOne can show Kate how to get organized and stay organzied.
And best of all, AboutOne is FREE! An important fact for anyone living on a fixed income!
AboutOne lets her track:
- Receipts and Paperwork
- Artwork, Photos, Videos and Notes
- Your Journal
- Health Records
- Education History
- Home and Car Maintenance
- Pet Records
- And More!
AboutOne advertises as "the fast, easy way to organize your busy life." It makes filing her government paperwork needed for living independently so much simpler! It has made the transition to living on her own easier (though still not a piece of cake!)
AboutOne lets Kate track any mail that pertains to all these agencies but it also lets her track her appointments with doctors or social workers on the calendar feature, it lets her scan all her mail into AboutOne for easy access for the next time she has to file paperwork for these agencies, and helps her keep her address book all in one place so she can send out her Christmas cards.
And AboutOne will let her expand to fit her own specific needs. She can file bank statements, payroll stubs, tax information all in one place. It also lets her track her medical contacts and pharmacy phone numbers and her contacts at Community Transit and The ARC of Chester County.
AboutOne Keeps All Your Info Safely In One Place!
AboutOne has all the things that drive Kate 'nuts' when she can't find them safely filed all in one place that's easy for her to access! And the best thing? AboutOne is easy enough that Kate can do it herself! Thank you AboutOne! You've helped Kate move out with less stress and better organization! And thanks to you, she's more independent than ever.
If you need a way to organize your life, even if you aren't disabled, AboutOne offers you an easy and inexpensive way to do it. Sign up today and start getting your life organized!
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