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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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Striving to Ensure Real Homes for People with Disabilities LIMITED

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Real Inclusion in Community Living begins with having a Real Home. Almost twenty years after the United States Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., people with disabilities continue to strive towards equal rights and opportunities, including the right to a home in the most integrated setting appropriate to one's needs. This interactive discussion will focus on what makes a real home. It will provide an overview of the challenges people with disabilities face in transitioning from institutionalized settings to the community. Self-advocates will share their experiences of conducting a housing search, provide information about housing rights for people with disabilities, and discuss self-advocacy housing search tips and strategies. The presentation will provide you with what you need to know to find a real home to rent or own and how to self-advocate for housing.

Speakers
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Julie Kegley

Senior Staff Attorney/Program Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
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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 out... Read More →


Thursday December 14, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (14)