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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 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Teen Jobseeker + School + Community + Family + VR + Employer + Medicaid = Kyle's Dream Job LIMITED

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This session will follow the success of a student with the most complex support needs who is accessing integrated employment experience. His family knew it was critical to focus on real employment skill development at an early age. Kyle McGee began his process toward paid employment at 16 years old and a rising Junior at Oak Mountain High School in a suburb of Birmingham, AL. Kyle uses a motorized wheelchair and an augmentative communication device. He has an intellectual disability and has behaviors that are barriers to employment. A family community relationship with a local health and wellness center led to an opportunity for Kyle to have an extended internship. With the help of a transition specialist, the family, Kyle, and the IEP team established the internship to fulfill important transition goals. The internship was implemented with the partnership of an expert in customized employment, augmentative communication, behavior supports, and school system support staff. The internship fits Kyle's interests and strengths. This presentation will demonstrate how it is possible to implement Employment First policies to allow success in employment for everyone.

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Veronica McGee

I am a parent of a son born with congenital hydrocephalus. Kyle is 18 and is nonverbal and uses both a manual and power chair. This is my 2nd consecutive year to attend TASH. Since my first conference last year in St. Louis, I along with my mentor and friend, Susan Ellis, organized... Read More →


Thursday December 14, 2017 4:25pm - 5:15pm
L508 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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