The 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, Oregon was a huge success. For information about future conferences visit the CohoUS website and subscribe to the newsletter. You can view and download a souvenir PDF with photos and more info about the conference.
Sunday, June 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
PANEL - WheelChairs, Neurodiversity, and Hearing Aids, Oh My!

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Seeking to be more diverse? Need help understanding people with special needs in your community? Still looking for people to purchase homes in your community? The largest minority in our country, citizens with disabilities, are often the most invisible. Join us to explore the symbiosis of intentional *neurodiversity in cohousing.

*Neurodiversity is the diversity of cognitive function; inclusing intellectual and developmental disability, dementia, Alzheimer, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, mental health, etc...

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Alicia DeLashmutt

Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative
The Founding Neighbor of Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, Alicia has over 16 years of community involvement as a disability inclusion and housing advocate. She is the proud mother of a fabulous and strong-willed teenage girl who experiences complex disabilities. Her daughter... Read More →
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Desiree Kameka

Autism Housing Network
Ms. Kameka’s work is focused on researching housing models, advocating on issues of autism in adulthood and is a recognized disability housing expert and keynote speaker. Ms. Kameka is cited in media outlets such as The Atlantic, Rolling Stone Magazine, NPR and ABC News. She has... Read More →
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Joe Wykowski

Portland, OR, Community Vision
Joe Wykowski is the Executive Director of Community Vision in Portland Oregon, a person centered organization providing individual supports to over eighty individuals and families. For five consecutive years Community Vision has been recognized as one of the Best 100 Non-Profits to... Read More →

Sunday June 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm