Join us for I/DD Topics & Trends!

LSA is very excited to announce our virtual summer speaker series, I/DD Topics, and Trends. Every Thursday at 6:30 pm PST, from June 24th-July 29th, LSA will feature a professional within the I/DD community. 

Through many unique topics, attendees will learn and get invaluable insight into the processes for helping their developmentally disabled loved ones plan for the future and live life to the fullest. LSA’s Executive Director, Dana Hooper, will join our speakers in an engaging fireside chat and provide insight from their experience serving the community. Attendees joining us for this live event will be able to ask questions live.

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Provider of Exceptional Programs & Services

Bryan Neider, Ability Path CEO – June 24th, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Hear from Bryan Neider, CEO of AbilityPath, to learn more about AbilityPath and what it takes to run successful and inclusive programs and services to those with developmental disabilities. Staff attitude and employees are the core of exceptional programs and services. Here’s the secret ingredients that go into AbilityPaths’s organization, to provide the care and support needed and that reflects its purpose of inspiring inclusion.

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Solutions & Innovative Approaches to Placing an I/DD Loved One in Housing

Astri Doub, Author of Ability Innovation – July 1st, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Finding the right home for your loved one with developmental disabilities is stressful. Not only is it challenging to find a place to live in general, but it is also hard to find a place that your loved one will thrive and call home. You just want the best for them. Listen to Astri Doub as she shares some solutions that you can use as a starting place to make your loved one’s housing solution as positive as possible. Learn about the 4 core groups that make a successful group home: design of the home, staff, culture, and the procedures and programs of the organization.

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Obstacles in Accessing IDD Housing & Services and Leading Advocacy

Ashley Kim Weiss, National Coordinator of Together for Choice – July 8th, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Every I/DD individual deserves to live in a positive, supported living housing environment that he or she can flourish. However, it’s not that simple. There are countless problems and obstacles that families with I/DD constantly face. Learn more from Ashley where she will identify obstacles in the community, advise how to overcome these obstacles, and explain her dedicated work and advocacy in this area.

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The Lens of Neurodiversity: Paving a Path for Life

Kim Schreiber, NeuroNav CEO – July 22nd, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Kim Schreiber is the Founder of NeuroNav, which helps provide support to those with developmental disabilities to find their right pathway for their life. Hear from Kim as she explains how to pave the right path and plan for each IDD individual that is focused on person-centered thinking and independence. She also will cover some simple steps to be an advocate and normalize developmental disability inclusion, awareness, and advocacy in society.

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Key Trends in I/DD Housing and How Its Changed

Desiree Kameka Galloway, Director of Autism Housing Network – July 29th, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Learn from Desiree about the latest trends in the I/DD housing industry and how these trends may have changed recently as a result of COVID-19, and how it is looking going forward in a post COVID-19 world. She will also cover the best practices and for service providers and explain the national issues that arise due to the housing crisis.

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