UCP Fall Forum, A Home for All Americans, Explores Universal Design, Technologies & Building Methods for People with Disabilities & People Hoping to Age in Their Homes

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Lauren Cozzi: 202-973-7114 (direct), 203-858-5292 (cell), LCozzi@ucp.org
Alicia Kubert Smith: 202-973-7168 (direct), 303-710-5239 (cell), AKubertSmith@ucp.org

UCP FALL FORUM, A HOME FOR ALL AMERICANS, EXPLORES UNIVERSAL DESIGN, TECHNOLOGIES & BUILDING METHODS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES & PEOPLE HOPING TO AGE IN THEIR HOMES

Panel Presentation & Reception at National Association of Home Builders
 
Washington, DC – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities, announces its 2011 Fall Forum, A Home for All Americans, will occur Monday, September 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
 
A Home for All Americans will explore universal design, available and emerging technologies, design options and building methods for creating accessible homes and commercial properties for people with disabilities, the aging and all those who hope to age in place in their homes. For those unable to attend, A Home for All Americans will be webcast live starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on ucp.org.
 
Confirmed panelists include:
  • John Allen, Southern Construction and Design
  • Dr. Ronald Cohen, President & CEO, UCP of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
  • Mary Ann Greenawalt, former Trustee, United Cerebral Palsy
  • John Salmen, AIA, President, Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc.
  • Dr. Allan “Chip” Teel, Founder, Full Circle America and Elder Power

 

Learn more at ucp.org/fallforum. Panelist bios are available at ucp.org/fallforum/panelist-bios.

WHO:                        Bruce Fried, Co-Chair, UCP Fall Forum, and  Chair, Board of
                                   Trustees & Keith Green, Co-Chair, UCP Fall Forum, and Vice
                                   Chair, Board of Trustees

WHAT:                      UCP’s Fall Forum, A Home for All Americans: Panel
                                   Presentation & Cocktail Reception

WHEN:                     Monday, September 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  

WHERE:                  National Association of Home Builders
                                1201 15th Street, NW
                                 Washington, DC

                                 LIVE webcast on ucp.org

ADMISSION:          Open to public, with RSVP  

GENERAL RSVP:   rsvp@ucp.org

MEDIA RSVP:        Lauren Cozzi: 202-973-7114 (direct), 203-858-5292 (cell), LCozzi@ucp.org 
                                 
                                 Alicia Kubert Smith: 202-973-7168 (direct), 303-710-5239 (cell), AKubertSmith@ucp.org
                                                                                  
                                 Note: Please contact Lauren & Alicia by cell phone
                                 after 
Thursday, Sept. 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET, as systems may
                                 be affected while UCP moves into its new office.

About United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. We work to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, we continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org

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