Housing Conference

EASI Foundation and Families CCAN present a full-day conference
Solving the Housing Crisis for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation

Please visit this link to see the agenda for the conference.

More than 14,000 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities are on waiting lists for residential services in Pennsylvania. Where will they live as they and their families get older? Join us to explore the following topics:

  • the regulatory climate in Pennsylvania, including housing availability, waiting lists, waivers and other funding streams
  • provider sponsored housing models
  • grassroots sponsored housing models
  • innovative projects from around the nation
  • public and private partnerships to develop housing

This is a unique opportunity to network with families, service providers, advocacy organizations, housing developers, government officials, special needs attorneys and other stakeholders.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Houston Hall at Perelman Quadrangle
University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

Co-sponsored by The Clayman Family Foundation, Firstrust Bank, The Center for Autism Research, Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania and New Avenue Foundation

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Desiree Kameka, Executive Director, Coalition for Community Choice
  • Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary, Office of Developmental Programs
  • David Gates, Director of Policy, Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Tom Toronto, President, Bergen County’s United Way
  • Nancy Murray, President, the Arc of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA
  • Stacy Levitan, Executive Director, Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI)
  • Judy Dotzman, Executive Director, SPIN
  • Maggie Haag, Director of Adult Campus Residential Programs, Melmark
  • Roy Diamond, Principal, Diamond & Associates and Multifamily Management of
  • Susan Tachau, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
  • Ann Bradley, Executive Director, Emmaus Home
  • Diane Belnavis, Owner, Juniper Hill Farms

Register online at http://housingcrisis.eventbrite.com.

Limited financial assistance is available. If you have questions or require special accommodations, please contact Amy Lutz (610-308-5548; amy@easifoundation.org or Sara Crimm (215-280-2758; saracrimm.familiesccan@gmail.com)