Solving the Housing Crisis for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation

Solving the Housing Crisis for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Houston Hall at Perelman Quad, 3417 Spruce Street, University of Pennsylvania

8:15 – 9:00 Registration and exhibitor tables

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and introduction: Amy Lutz, EASI Foundation

9:20 – 10:30 Keynote:  National Perspective – Innovative Housing Models Across the Country
Desiree Kameka, National Coordinator, Coalition for Community Choice, Madison House Autism Foundation, Rockville, MD

10:30 – 12:15 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Perspective
Moderator:  Allan Crimm, parent
Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary, Office of Developmental Programs, Dept. of Human Services, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Burnett, Deputy Secretary, Office of Long Term Living, Dept. of Human Services, Pennsylvania
David Gates, Senior Attorney and Director of Policy, Health Law Project

12:15 – 1:20 Networking lunch with tables set up by topics of interest

1:20 – 2:30 Organization Supported Housing – Highlighting Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Nancy Murray, President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA
Judy Dotzman, Executive Director, SPIN
Maggie Haag, Director Adult Residential Services, Melmark
Stacy Levitan, Executive Director, Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI)
Lisa Parles, parent

2:30 – 3:30 Grass Roots Supported housingHighlighting Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Desiree Kameka, National Coordinator, Coalition for Community Choice
Susan Tachau, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, Founder of Homeworks
Ann Bradley, Founder of Emmaus Home
Diane Belnavis, Founder of Juniper Hill Farms

3:30 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:00 Public Private Partnerships to Develop Housing
Moderator: Holly Glauser, Director of Development, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Administration
Roy Diamond, Principal, Diamond and Associates — Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh
Tom Toronto, President, Bergen County, NJ United Way
Nancy Murray, President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA

5:00 – 5:05 Wrap up/conclusion

5:05 – 5:30 Exhibitor tables and networking