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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.


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Wednesday, December 13 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Tennessee's Transformation to Employment and Community First Services LIMITED

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This presentation will describe the new service model initiated in the State of Tennessee as of July 1, 2016. Employment and Community First (ECF) was developed to eventually replaced the 1915c Waiver and bring in additional 2400 people with disabilities into services by the end of fiscal year 2018. The presentation gives specific details regarding the state's largest disability provider as it transitions from the previous model to the new ECF model. ECF was specifically designed for those who wish to gain employment and realize full community integration and inclusion. The details of this presentation should prove beneficial to the provider community, families, advocates, and people receiving services. It is expected that this model will be replicated in other states in coming years.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Allen

Troy Allen

Director of Community Employment Services, SRVS
Troy Allen’s career in the disability services field spans a twenty-nine year period. Prior to being appointed as SRVS Director of Community Employment Services, he collaborated in the development of a new community services model to assist individuals with disabilities in achieving full community integration and inclusion. During his SRVS career, Troy has also served as Director of SRVS Industries, Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Staff Development, Director of Incident Management and Project Manager for multiple state, local and organizational initiatives. While at SRVS Industries, he successfully launched the... Read More →
avatar for Alyson Edwards

Alyson Edwards

Director of Care Management, SRVS
Alyson has been involved in the disability field for fourteen years. She is the mother of a 14 year old daughter with Down syndrome that launched her into the disability world. Prior to her time at SRVS, Alyson spent nine years at the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South as the Events Manager and then the Executive Director. Since coming to SRVS five years ago, Alyson has served as the Director of Program Innovation and now the Director of Care Management. She works closely with families as they navigate the new service delivery system in the state of Tennessee. Alyson serves as a Down Syndrome Ambassador in Tennessee for the National Down Syndrome Society, is a Partners in Policy Making graduate, and a Project DOCC parent. These partnerships keep her connected to the most up to date advocacy and outreach efforts in the community and across the state to share with families... Read More →
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Ginny Oceguera

Quality Outcomes Manager, SRVS
Ginny Oceguera has been in the field since 2013. Her first venture was to expand services to the rural counties of Tennessee. She introduced the use of Montessori techniques to enhance the educational curriculum available to adults with intellectual disabilities. The State of T... Read More →
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Angelica Woods-Smith

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Manager, SRVS
Angelica Woods-Smith has been in the field of rehabilitation counseling since 2012 and served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation Services. She has a sincere passion for helping people with disabilities become gainfull... Read More →



Wednesday December 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Imperial Ballroom, Salon B 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (29)