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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.

Thursday, December 14 • 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Fiduciary Ownership as the Foundation of Independent Living for Adults with ID/DD LIMITED

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Our presentation will review our program's process in assisting students with ID/DD to master their personal finances. This is seen as a major step in achieving and maintaining independent living. Additionally, students managing their finances successfully means they can integrate themselves into the community by sustaining their own housing and actively making their own purchases in the community. First we will address barriers that our students commonly face when they first begin to work towards managing their personal finances. This involves inexperience with money management, banking, budgeting and making purchases. Second, we will explain available resources offered by our program to assist our students. This includes budget classes, one-on one meetings, interactive budget workshops and real world practice in managing their money. Third, we will explain the natural consequences our students face when they do not manage their personal finances successfully and how this is an integral part of the learning process. Lastly, we will explain how successful personal finance management will lead our students towards their ultimate goal: becoming the primary managers of their money by becoming their own representative payee.

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Jasmin Rocha

Residential Coordinator, Wayfinders at Fresno State
My name is Jasmin Rocha and I am the residential coordinator for the Wayfinders Program at Fresno State. I am passionate about working with our post secondary students to learn the skills to lead independent and fulfilling lives. A special interest of mine is assisting our students... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 2:05pm - 2:55pm
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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