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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 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Advocating for Change: Working in Collaboration to Make a Difference LIMITED

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Project ACTION! is a regional self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities that has been active for over 25 years in DC, MD and VA. As a small advocacy coalition they chose too "Still Rise for Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion" when they did not have any funding to support them to advocate with City Council, attend and travel to local and national conferences, to host training sessions for new self-advocates and more. Self-advocacy and the education of decision makers and government officials is critical to the success of having policies and programs be person-centered and meet the needs of people with disabilities who will use them. The Project ACTION! presenters will share how they have successfully advocated for change in the government system that provides their disability supports over the years. They will share how they choose to work with non-disability coalitions and groups and have a seat at the table so even more people will know about the needs of people with disabilities. The issues and challenges that self-advocates face are issues and challenges for others also who may not have a disability and that's where the cross-issue collaborative can have a great impact.

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Phyllis Holton

Deputy Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Thursday December 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
M304 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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