Part 5 Roadmap to Adulthood: Housing Options for Adults with ASD

NAA NYM is excited to bring you this important segment of our Roadmap to Adulthood series presents an overview of the planning process for a residential placement. Topics include: a background of the current regulatory landscape that is driving restrictions and innovation, a discussion of the considerations in making a decision and the decision process itself. Please join us to hear the current issues and share your knowledge regarding this challenging topic.

Our presenters on this critical issue are Joseph Campagna of HOMECONNECT and John Maltby of the Westchester Institute of Human Development.

Joe CampagnaJoseph Campagna is a principal at HOMECONNECT. As a father of a son with autism, he is committed to using his 30 years of corporate and public financing experience to integrate those with autism into existing housing and promote the development of new housing. It is not uncommon to be struck by the lack of housing options for the adult I/DD/Autism population. HOMECONNECT is working on a pilot program for supportive housing in Brooklyn! HOMECONNECT recently connected with a nonprofit affordable housing developer/manager in Brooklyn (Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect ParkSouth-north of Ditmas Avenue, Flatbush-Ditmas Park, North Bed Stuy) willing to explore housing for our population. Contact Joseph Campagna at (212) 363-0394 or by email and visit the HOMECONNECT website and Facebook page.

john maltbyJohn Maltby spent 36 years on Wall Street as a proprietary trader and hedge fund manager, before leaving the industry in 2007. He was graduated with an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2009, and currently serves as the Director of the Community Support Network at Westchester Institute for Human Development. John is Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, Center on Disability and Health at New York Medical College, and is an Adjunct professor of Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work and an Adjunct professor of Finance at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. John is an advocate for his son and for all people with disabilities, and has served on local and national boards of provider and advocacy agencies for many years. Visit the WIHD website for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: The presenters have asked that attendees complete a brief 5-minute survey on your housing needs/concerns to help customize their presentation. Click HERE to provide your input.