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HDSA-LA Support Group Meeting

Please join us for a special zoom support group in June, with guest speaker Allison Bartlett, disability attorney, who will be addressing topics such as Social Security Disability, health insurance and disability and legal planning for the future.

Ms. Bartlett is a disability attorney who specializes in guiding people with rare, chronic conditions, like Huntington’s disease, through the complex Social Security disability system. She comes to HDSA from the Caring Voice Coalition, where she represented patients with rare diseases, including HD, in their navigation of the legal processes associated with securing disability support. Allison has more than ten years of experience in the non-profit field, working on a variety of issues including human rights, domestic violence, social justice and environmental protections. She has traveled extensively and has spent time working in England and studying in Argentina and Switzerland. Allison holds a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a B.A. in International Affairs from James Madison University. She is admitted to the Virginia Bar.

There will be two support group dates this month. The first support group will be Sunday, June 28th from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. The first hour will be for everyone to participate. (Allison Bartlett will join us for the first hour). The second hour we will reserve for family and caregivers caring for someone living with HD.

We will resume our support group on Monday, June 29th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.. This meeting will be for those living with HD or those at risk.

For details on how to join, please contact Amy Slavin.

Amy Slavin MSW
HDSA Los Angeles Chapter Social Worker
Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence UCLA