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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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Friday, December 15 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Discover, Show, Experience! Don't just ask and expect an answer... LIMITED

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Many adolescents and young adults with significant disabilities are not able to answer questions reliably that have great impact on their future lives. Such questions may include "What kind of job do you want?" "What kind of place would you like to live in and call home?" "Who would you like to support you?" "Which people do you want to spend more time with?" "What do you want to do in your free time?" As a result, parents and staff often make decisions based on presumptions of incompetence, without consideration of the person's right to self-determine, or given poor advice that boils down to "one size fits all." This session will describe practical, respectful and person-centered application of evidence-based strategies to discover what each individual really needs, wants, prefers, and is interested in for their own quality of life. Use of assistive technology as well as inclusive experiences that allow discovery, seeing, and experiencing a range of opportunities will be addressed so that individuals who cannot otherwise tell you answers to questions you may ask of them can still make informed and supported decisions that pertain to their own equity, opportunity and inclusion.

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Linda Rammler

Community Services Director, UConn UCEDD
Who YOU are and what YOU'RE doing! (Mark Partin, old TASH, new work, family...)

Friday December 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am EST
L508 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303