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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 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Power of Valued Social Roles: Accessing the Good Life LIMITED

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Many person-centered planning approaches continue to lead people to service based lives, often known as having a good but paid life. Understanding the devaluation people with disabilities live with, the concepts of heightened vulnerability and interpersonal identification, in addition to the power of valued social roles, can assist advocates, family members, and service providers in supporting people to access the good things in life. Participants will gain an understanding of devaluation and the wounds people experience when they are cast into devalued status in society. We will think about heightened vulnerability and interpersonal identification as potent advocacy tools and will explore visioning that focuses on valued social roles. We know that valued social roles can greatly impact people's lives and will discuss supporting people to acquire, strengthen, and maintain valued social roles. Through the presentation, we will address the lack of authority people with disabilities often have over their lives and supports, and what valued social roles can offer. People with disabilities need those who care about them and work with them to use understand the depth of devaluation and how to combat it through valued social roles.



Wednesday December 13, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (17)