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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 • 10:45am - 11:35am
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In this panel discussion on family engagement in the lives of children and youth with disabilities, parents will share stories of individual advocacy, community building and their growth in leadership skills. They will discuss how they created a circle of support through their friendships, how those friendships began and have sustained through thick and thin - insults and compliments - mistakes and success - forgiveness and acceptance!

Speakers
avatar for Claire Dees

Claire Dees

Executive Director, Spectrum
Claire Dees is currently the Executive Director of Spectrum Autism Support Group.  Her experience includes 30 years in the field of disabilities, both as a parent and a professional.  Spectrum is a non-profit organization, which she co-founded, providing support, educational and resources for individuals and families impacted by autism for the past 20 years, serving over 1500 families and their children in the Gwinnett and metro Atlanta... Read More →
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Kathy Everett

Director, Programs and Interventions, Copper River School District
I am the parent of a 30 yo daughter that has Down syndrome. Jennifer was always included in school and is now working part-time (over 8 years). She is now using the waiver and living semi-independently in her own apartment. Her independence has allowed me to begin some adventures... Read More →
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Anne Ladd

Family Engagement Specialist, Georgia Department of Education
Anne Ladd is the Family Engagement Specialist for the Ga Department of Education, Division for Special Education Services and Supports. Previously, Ms. Ladd served as a Parent Mentor for Gwinnett County Public schools for 8 years. Ms. Ladd is a Graduate of the University of Geo... Read More →


Friday December 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:35am
L504 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (24)