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Date(s) - November 04, 2021 - January 20, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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disABILITYsa has partnered with the San Antonio Area Foundation-SALSA (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) and City of San Antonio Disability Access Office to host a series of panel discussions sharing the lived experience from the diverse perspective of the disability community.  The panelists will share their experiences and thoughts for identifying barriers in finding affordable and accessible housing and opportunities for change.

I would like to invite you to join us at our first panel discussing the experiences of those living with physical disabilities.   This panel will be the first in a series of five sessions.  Four of the sessions will cover the challenges in finding affordable and accessible housing from a different lived experience perspective in the disability community (mobility, sensory, cognitive, and chronic medical).  The fifth session will build strategies for action items to move our community forward.  You are welcome to join us for one session or all of them.

Topic: Housing and those Living with Physical Disabilities

Date: Thursday, November 4

Time:  11 AM – 12 PM

Where:  Zoom

Who:  Architects, builders, housing policymakers, community advocates, and anyone interested in Universal Design and Visitability


* Todd Hargroder

* Chris Salas

* Anne Larme

RSVP Required:  Please RSVP using this link


Future Dates:  Thursdays at 11 AM

  • November 18:  Living with Cognitive Disabilities
  • December 4:  Living with Hearing and Vision Disabilities
  • December 16:  Living with Chronic Medical Conditions
  • January 20, 2022:  Housing Strategy Workshop (2 hour)

We look forward to working with you!

Melanie, Jane, and Deborah

Melanie Cawthon

Executive Director, disABILITYsa

Email: mcawthon@disabilitysa.org | Phone: (210) 704-7262

Jane Paccione

Managing Director for Collective Impact, San Antonio Area Foundation

Email:  jpaccione@saafdn.org | Phone:  210.242.4712

Deborah Scharven

Accessibility Compliance Manager, City of San Antonio Disability Access Office

Email:  Deborah.Scharven@sanantonio.gov |Phone: 210.207.7957

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