Together with another parent advocacy group, Families CCAN: Families Creating Communities for Adults with Special Needs, EASI is hosting our second conference: "Solving the Housing Crisis for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation," which will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Perelman Quadrangle at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nothing panics parents of children with I/DD more than the thought of where they will live when they get older. We are thrilled at the line-up of speakers we have assembled to address this critical issue, including Pennsylvania's new Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs, Nancy Thaler, and our keynote speaker, Desiree Kameka, the National Coordinator of the Coalition for Community Choice. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other families, service providers, advocacy organizations, housing developers, government officials, special needs attorneys and other stakeholders.
More details -- including a list of speakers and registration info -- is available here. Please join us!