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Veronica McGee

Alabama TASH
Birmingham, AL
I live in Birmingham, Alabama.  My husband Steve and I have four children.  Our middle son Kyle, was born with a rare form of congenital hydrocephalus.  Kyle uses ACC and gestures to communicate and is also a power chair user.  Kyle is working towards CIE with his employment team at his unpaid internship with Ascension Healthcare.  Kyle joined Ascension when he was 15.  Kyle and I advocate for systems change in our state to help people with the most significant disabilities have access to CIE.  Currently, we are also working with a housing coalition that we put together to develop an affordable, inclusive and accessible housing community in Birmingham.  I would love to talk with other disability-forward visionaries that are working on predevelopment housing communities.   I work for PeopleFirst of Alabama as a project manager for our IDD  Community Waiver Program that was launched 10/1/2021.  PeopleFirst will be providing two services for this waiver - Peer Specialists and Family Navigators.   I am currently a cohort for the 2021-2022 class of Partners in PolicyMaking in Alabama.  
I am a member of Applied Self-Direction and participate on their advisory council.
I have attended three in-person TASH conferences and Kyle and I have presented at one.  This will be my second virtual!  We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends!