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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disability Issues Town Hall in Chicago on Nov 28, 2017 at Access Living

This TOWN HALL will address issues that impact many people with disabilities such as pain relief, wheelchair repair, food stamp and food security, access to health care, how is Illinois doing to get people out of nursing homes or in preventing needless institutionalization before it happens. Your experiences and your questions will help us to have a deeper understanding of the needs of the disability community!

You are invited to a Health Care Town Hall on issues facing the disability community.
WHEN: November 28th, 2017 from 2:30-5:30 pm  

WHERE: Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Schedule of Events:
Welcome! Tom Wilson of Access Living & Dr. Joy Hammel of UIC Project 
WHAT DO WE WANT? WHAT DO WE NEED? WHAT DO WE WANT?Community Living Barriers, Supports & Needs: Independent Voices community mentors & UIC Action Research students 
WHERE ARE WE AT IN ILLINOIS?Update on Olmstead Class Action Lawsuits & Monitoring of Colbert & Williams cases:
Equip for Equality with Barry Taylor 
HOW DOES ILLINOIS COMPARE TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY?Dr. Hammel discusses Impact on Disability Community Participation: ADA/Participatory Action Research Consortium Olmstead Interview project findings nationally & in Chicago 
Refreshment Break
Action Updates from the Community:
Barbara Shaw, Nurse Practitioner, Rush Hospital: Chronic Pain & Persons With Disabilities 
Judy Panko Reis, Access Living: Food Stamp & DME Advocacy Updates
Please refrain from wearing scented care products. Sign Language Interpreters and Personal Attendants will be provided. Snacks will be served. For other accommodations please contact Tom Wilson at twilson@accessliving.org or call (312) 640-2125.
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Partial Funding for this event provided by the ADA/PARC funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research under grant H133A120008.

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