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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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Thursday, December 14 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Using Long Road Home Activities to Encourage States to Comply with Olmstead LIMITED

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It has been 18 years since the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision (Olmstead), in which people with disabilities were expressly given the right to live in and receive services in the community. Today, people with disabilities are still having to struggle for equal opportunities to be included in the community compared to people without disabilities. The Long Road Home initiative was formed to highlight the meaning and importance of the Olmstead decision. Its goal is to raise awareness about the rights of people with disabilities by holding multiple events both in Georgia and across the country on the anniversary of Olmstead, June 22. All Long Road Home events incorporate at least two elements: (1) The sharing of stories, known as "I am Olmstead" Freedom stories, which are told by and about people who have transitioned out of nursing facilities and institutions and are now living successfully and happily in their communities; and (2) The availability of educational materials on voting as well as voter registration forms to assist people to exercise their basic citizenship right to vote.

Speakers
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Cheri Mitchell

advocate/ member, GA ADvocacy Office/ People First of GA
Cheri Mitchell is first and foremost a Self-Advocate. She has spent the last twenty years working on behalf of people with disabilities and people who are elderly, and mentoring and supporting self-advocates across Georgia and the nation. She is dedicated to helping people get ou... Read More →


Thursday December 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Imperial Ballroom, Salon A 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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