Champions for Children with Disabilities
January 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center’s three-part workshop series will focus on housing for teens and young adults with disabilities
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Housing: Starting the Journey,” a free, three-part workshop series for parents of teens and young adults with disabilities. It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 13, Feb. 27, and March 14 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.
Most parents are not sure how to begin planning for their child’s transition to move to a place of their own. This workshop series will help parents of teens and young adults with disabilities start the process.
The workshop schedule will be:
- Step 1—Housing: How do we start? | Monday, Feb. 13, 7 to 9 p.m.
This interactive workshop will focus on person-centered planning concepts and tools to help young adults get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of the housing and services options will be provided.
- Step 2—Housing: How is it paid for? | Monday, Feb. 27, 7 to 9 p.m.
This workshop will offer a “big picture” view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and country resources, and how young adults can become eligible for and access funding. Topics will include income supplements and budgets.
- Step 3—Housing: What are the options? | Tuesday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
This interactive workshop will provide a more detailed explanation of individualized housing and services options so that parents and young adults can consider what may work for them. A panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers will share their journal through the housing process. (Note: This workshop takes place on a Tuesday.)