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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 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Advocacy: How Can We Better Communicate Our Message to the Public and Policy-Makers? FILLING

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Disability used to be a non-partisan issue. With the severe Medicaid cuts being proposed, disability has become part of the political divide. This presentation will help us think about how we can frame and present our message to best influence our fellow citizens and legislators and affect public policy. Research results will be presented from the recent work of three seminal researchers: 1. Bradford Fitch, Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement from the Congressional Management Foundation. 2. Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress. 3. Beth Hollowell, Communications Research Director, American Friends Service Committee The presentation will include significant audience interaction and role-plays.

Speakers
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Mark Friedman

Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
1. People with disabilities serving on boards of directors and policy making bodies. | 2. Online teaching. | 3. Disability Studies
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Tia Nelis

Director of Policy & Advocacy, TASH
Tia Nelis is the Director of Policy & Advocacy for TASH. She comes to TASH after serving as Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center within the Institute on Disability and Human Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. She also is one of... Read More →


Friday December 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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