Policy Advocacy and You 2021 Virtual Program Series

Please join us for this event in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness Acceptance and Inclusion Month. This year we have moved our event to an online platform that will be accessible by computer or telephone. The program will include four 1-hour information sessions on various policy issues that impact the disability and aging communities.

*Registrants will receive a confirmation email with zoom link and telephone number to dial into the event.


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Bringing It Home: Community Integration in Illinois



  • May 27 at 11 am

Bringing It Home: Community Integration in Illinois


  • Angel Love Miles, Ph.D, Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services Policy Analyst at Access Living
  • Barry Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality

In this final program of our series, we will turn our attention back from Federal policy issues to current local issues of importance. This program will focus on the current Illinois response to community integration and the importance of continued advocacy efforts to enlist necessary changes across the state. We are delighted to have the very knowledgeable and informed Dr. Angel Love Miles of Access Living, and  Attorney Barry Taylor of Equip for Equality, as the program speakers.

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About our speakers:

Angel Love Miles, PhD

Angel Love Miles received her doctorate in women’s studies at the University of Maryland College Park. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she became Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services Policy Analyst at Access Living. She is responsible for monitoring disability rights developments in healthcare and home and community-based services, and facilitating systems advocacy efforts through an intersectional lens




Barry Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality

Barry Taylor is the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality, where has worked since 1996.  At Equip for Equality, he has overseen many individual and systemic disability discrimination cases including successful federal ADA suits against the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Transit Authority.  He is currently co-counsel in five ADA class actions, including lead counsel in Ligas v. Norwood, a class action on behalf of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking community services.  Barry has given numerous presentations on the ADA across the country to people with disabilities, family members, attorneys, employers, businesses, service providers and advocacy organizations.

Barry has served as the Chairperson of the Disability Rights Consortium, Chairperson of the Regional Transit Authority’s ADA Advisory Committee; Chairperson of Season of Concern, Chairperson of the Legal Committee for the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid Committee, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association’s Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, and Co-Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Week.  He has been an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School, and in 2001, Chicago Lawyer Magazine named him one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.”  He has served on Senator Dick Durbin’s Federal Judicial Screening Committee and currently serves on the Governor’s Task Force on the Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities.



Policy Advocasy and You

Time: All programs will be at 11am -12noon Central Time
Cost: There is no charge for this series.

Closed captioning of this program will be provided by CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services. To request additional accommodations or ask any other questions about this program, contact us at 773.508.1106 or Linkages@cje.net.

Please register for each program individually, either by phone (773.508.1106) at links provided above.  
Each program will provide 1 free CEU for Illinois professionals with the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP

This program is intended for all community members but especially adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, personal attendants, and the students and professionals working with them.





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