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10/5/2016
When: Wednesdays
1:00-2:00 PM
Where: Via Adobe Connect - see "How to Participate" below
Contact: Donald Taylor
(202) 888-2419


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About this Series

This is episode three of five in the Autumn 2016 webinar series, Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan.

About this presentation

Individuals with disabilities have faced a long history of programs such as group homes, nursing homes, larger institutions and medical facilities that limit housing choice. Today more than ever, we are challenged to create housing opportunities that are truly individualized where the person with a disability is truly the owner and in control of their home. This webinar will provide and array of proven strategies and methods utilized throughout the United Sates for creating person-controlled, community based home ownership opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We will describe through individual stories, how local community resources, available to all citizens, are being used to create a places that can be called home.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how home ownership is attainable for people with limited incomes.
  • Identify community resources available to all people to assist with home ownership.

Intended Audience

Supported Living agencies, families, and people who want to own their own home and control their services.

About the presenters

A color portrait of Jennifer Lengyel. She is smiling with pursed lips. She has straight, shoulder-length brown hair, a red shirt with a white undershirt, and a thin golden necklace.The background has large slanted windows with bright light streaming in.

Jennifer Lengyel is the Executive Director of Total Living Concept in Kent, Washington, a person centered agency supporting over 70 individuals in different capacities to live, work and become valued community members. She has been working and advocating for individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes for the last 24 years.

A color portrait of Joe Wykowski. Joe has a wide smile producing laugh lines. His small blue eyes are looking straight at the camera. Joe is standing against a dark background wearing a maroon collared shirt.Joe Wykowski is the Executive Director of Community Vision in Portland Oregon. Joe founded the Homeownership Independence Program and the Future Assets for Independence Program. Recently, he assisted in creating the Oregon Accessibility Loan Fund (which provides low interest loans to individuals for technology and equipment relayed purchases) and Dream Builders, a mentoring and educational learning journey for families and youth ages 13- 21. Joe served on the Multnomah County Housing Commission and the Mayor’s Vision PDX planning committee. He is the Past President of the Oregon Homeownership Collaborative, and a past executive board member of TASH.

How to participate

This series of live webinars will be streamed over the web. Each presentation will be about fifty minutes, followed by ten minutes for questions and answers. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to join the webinar on Monday (two days prior) and a reminder the morning of the event.

Attendees can register for individual sessions or for the entire series. TASH members receive 25 percent off. Participants registering for the complete series will receive one episode free. Prices are as follows:

TASH Member Non-Member
Individual Session $30 $40
Complete Series $120 $160

You must be signed in to your member account to receive the member discount. Not a TASH member? Join Today!

All the presentations will be recorded and available after the event for purchase in the TASH Training Resource Library.


Register for the Complete Series  

If you have any questions about the series please contact Donald Taylor at (202) 888-2419 or dtaylor@tash.org.

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