Connecting Activities: Navigating the Community

Competencies

 In this seventh session of DC Advocacy Partners, partners will begin to understand:

• Disability rights and responsibilities related to public transportation
• What gains have been made in public transportation for individuals with disabilities
• Accessible and affordable housing options
• The protections under the Fair Housing Act
• An overview of Social Security disability programs
• Which DC and Federal agencies address issues related to disability in several of the “connecting activity” areas.

Skill Sets

Partners will learn:
• How to have an effective meeting with a policymaker
• How to apply to a board or commission

Agenda

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Speakers

Virginia Dize

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)

Frank Roth

Director, Office of Eligibility Certification & Outreach of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Sonia Gutierrez

Fair Housing Program Coordinator of D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development

Handouts

Boards and Committees

Session 7 Activity

Session 7 How to Lobby Videos

DDOT Transportation Report

ADA Taxi & Transportation

DFHV User Group Meeting

DDOT ADA 5 Year Transition Plan

Partial List of Transportation Resources

Paratransit Rights & Responsibilities

About Independent Living

Session 7 Legal Resources

Independent Living Glossary of Terms

JHJP Decision Making Skills

JHJP Decision Making Supports

SSI/SSDI Resources

Assistive Technology Resources

Be Ready DC Emergency Preparedness Guide

Accessible Housing Guide

Partial List of Housing Resources

Accessible Housing Brief

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

Long Term Project Hand-in Sheet (due at the August session)