This Teleconference will focus on 1) identifying environment barriers to home and community participation (physical, social, cognitive, system) and 2) strategizing ways to address these barriers and to change policies and systems to support full inclusion and participation. Participants will receive participatory environmental assessment tools and strategies, and will be invited to participate in a web-based project to document barriers and share environmental strategies to make home and community environments more accessible to and usable by people with intellectual disabilities.
Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, University of Illinois at Chicago and Robin Jones, COTA/L, ROH,MPA, Director, Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center
Joy Hammel is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy & Disability Studies at UIC. Her research is focused on examining environmental barriers to community living and participation, focusing on ways to change the physical, social, and cognitive environment to support full participation. Her current project within the RRTC on Aging and Developmental Disability involves the development of an accessible web-based tool for evaluating home and community environments with people with intellectual disabilities.
Robin Jones is the Director of the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessible Information Technology Center
Community organizations and staff, disability organizations and people with intellectual disabilities, case managers, rehabilitation professionals, and building planners/administrators involved in home and community environments and decision making within them.
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