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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
Outreach to Diverse Communities: How and Why LIMITED

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In the over 65 years that The Arc has been in existence, our success has continually been our ability to understand and meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In that time, not only has The Arc grown into a network of over 650 chapters across the country, but has also grown in terms of how we react and remain flexible in the environment we live, work and advocate in. As the diversity of the population of the country shifts and changes, so to do the people who need our support. As the workforce we need to effectively meet the needs of people with I/DD and their families becomes increasingly diverse, so to must our chapters become more adept at recognizing that diversity is everywhere (in their clients, communities and chapters); it is inevitable and it is beneficial. This session will explore not only why chapters need to develop an effective community outreach strategy, but also present tools and resources for broadening outreach and achieving inclusion. We will explore the concept of intersectionality as it relates to our chapters and our staff recognizing everything a person is. Best practices from chapters and/or other organization will also be offered.

Speakers
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Dawn Cooper

Manager of Diversity and Cultural Competency, The Arc
Dawn Cooper, Manager, Diversity and Cultural Competency at The Arc of the United States, is responsible for developing and implementing The Arc’s strategic plan for creating greater diversity within our chapters and ensuring we are effectively meeting the needs of a diverse I/DD... Read More →



Thursday December 14, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
M302 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (16)