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CIL-NET Presents… A National Onsite Training – Affordable, Accessible, Integrated Housing: Expanding Options for People with Disabilities

CIL-NET Presents… A National Onsite Training:

August 23-25, 2016; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF)

Registration Fee: $150.00

  • Registration Deadline: Extended to August 15, 2016
  • Guestroom Reservation Deadline: Extended to August 12, 2016

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETCIL-NET is organizing this outstanding training opportunity to make sure that you and your co-workers are equipped to help individuals find housing, all while increasing the stock of affordable, accessible, integrated housing in your community!

Please join us in Pittsburgh this summer to learn from leading housing experts in Independent Living and housing.

Target Audience

CIL Administrators, Housing Specialists, Advocates and others concerned with increasing the availability of integrated, affordable, accessible housing for persons with disabilities. 


Sheraton Station Square

300 W Station Square Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Front Desk: (412) 261-2000
  • Reservations: 866-716-8134
  • Rate: $159 / night (single / double). Mention “IL-NET Training” when making your reservation to receive the group rate.
  • Guestroom reservation deadline has been extended to August 12, 2016.

Meet Your Presenters

Ann Denton is the Director of the Center for Technical Assistance and Training at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). Ann is a recognized expert on homelessness, mental illness, system change and housing issues for people with mental health and other disabilities.

Sherri Downing, B.A., is a senior program manager for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) who is nationally recognized for her expertise in addressing homelessness and housing issues, particularly in rural and frontier areas.

Karen Michalski-Karney is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, providing services in and around Roanoke, Virginia.

CIL-NET is a program of the IL NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).


  1. Mary Lopez says:

    I can’t find any kind of schedule or agenda. What time does it start on the 23rd and what time does it end on the 25th. I need to make flight plans.

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