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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.

Friday, December 15 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
What Makes a Community: The Fact and Fiction of Neo-Institutions LIMITED

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As state institutions are closing or have been closed for many years, new segregated settings are emerging. Farmsteads, "gated communities and "intentional communities" are becoming increasingly popular models. In this session, we will talk about the myths and the truths of these communities. What makes a community? We'll review some of the history and policy behind closing institutions, and discuss the implications of new institutions as a means to further low expectations for people with disabilities. We will also feature testimony from an institution survivor who now lives successfully in the community. Finally, strategies for advocacy will be shared.

Friday December 15, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
L504 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (20)