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Webinar Materials: Working Together to Empower Community Inclusion with Health/Housing/Independent-Living Partnerships

Many people with disabilities want to live and fully participate in their communities, and they have a civil right to do so under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Olmstead v L.C., 1999). A clear goal of community integration is one hallmark of effective approaches for people with disabilities, including people with behavioral health needs, to transition to the community from an institution.

Featuring a top national expert, a center for independent living, and a large health system, this Housing and Services Resource Center webinar reveals effective strategies for supporting individuals as they find homes in the community, arrange for services individuals need and choose, and integrate into community life. Presenters provide ideas for forming similar community-driven partnerships. While this webinar focuses on community integration strategies to transition people with behavioral health needs to the community, discussion will inform broader community integration strategies for all people with disabilities. 

The Housing and Services Resource Center was created for people who are working to help people live in the community by fostering collaboration and cross-sector partnerships to streamline access to services and make community living possible. The Center is part of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to make community living a reality for all. This partnership will expand accessible, affordable housing; help people exit homelessness; improve home and community-based services; and address the institutional bias in America's long-term care system.

Last modified on 01/19/2023

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