Join Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele and this month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals author Chris Jordan Stevens as they discuss housing and inclusion.
A home is not just a shelter – it’s the central site of human actualization. Having options that are both affordable and accessible is the ultimate inclusion litmus test, and it's one that is often overlooked. Fully participating in the community is all but impossible without proper housing. In this webinar we will dig into these concepts and explore the relation between inclusion and housing. We will also explore some ideas on how to support individuals who are facing housing instability.
Chris Jordan-Stevens is the Supported Independent Living Supervisor at Community Living Huntsville. He is actively engaged in the continued deinstitutionalization and inclusion of individuals labelled with a developmental disability. He is also a strong advocate in the community for affordable housing, housing first models, and harm-reduction programming. Additionally, Christopher holds a PhD in Philosophy, which affords him the ability to navigate and research complex and meaningful issues.