Self-Advocate Supportive Housing

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Self-Advocate Seminar

This interactive seminar is focused on housing dreams and future possibilities for self-advocates who would like to live in their own homes, with or without a roommate, in the housing community they can afford. The same program will take place on two occasions:

The first will be held on October 27 from 10am – 4pm at the Jesse White Community Center located at 410 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654.

The second will be held on November 2nd from 1pm – 5pm as a pre-session to Speak Up and Speak Out. This will take place at the Hilton Hotel located at 700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701.

This training is an opportunity for self-advocates to learn more about the option of Supportive Housing; how and when to request it if so desired; how to break down barriers and respond when someone says you cannot live in your own home; and strategies to advocate for needed system changes to ensure additional housing options are available. This involves creating a choice where a person selects their housing first and then their service provider. It is a philosophy and a civil right supported by the Olmstead and Ligas court cases, which mandate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to affordable, integrated housing with whatever supports are needed.

Family members and allies are welcome to accompany self-advocates, and can stay for the entire session or participate in any part of it.

Please click here to RSVP by October 23.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Stephanie Sideman, 312-332-6690 ext. 25

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