2017 TASH Conference has ended

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.

Friday, December 15 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
What Makes a Good DSP? LIMITED

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Good lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are contingent on the commitment to and implementation of high-quality supports with a significant focus on elevating the quality of life for this population. For many people with I/DD, these supports include paid staffers known as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). This presentation seeks to answer the question, "What makes a good Direct Support Professional?" The presenter is very passionate about this topic, having begun her career in disability supports and advocacy as a DSP in December 2002 "exclusively providing direct supports for the next eleven years“ where she observed examples of both ideal DSPs and those with questionable ethics. Additionally, her brother has cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual disability, and receives paid supports at his place of employment. To her, this topic is just as important personally as it is professionally.

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Raquel Rosa

Representative Payee Project Analyst, National Disability Rights Network
Raquel is the eldest sibling of a young man who has cerebral palsy. Her career as an advocate for disability justice began 17 years ago, providing direct supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2010, she co-founded DC Metro Sibs, the Washington, DC-based... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
L504 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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