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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 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Protecting Human Rights: Empowering Self-Advocates to Serve on Human Rights Committees LIMITED

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A leader in DC's self-advocacy coalition, Project ACTION!, is working with the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) on a project to develop training materials and approaches for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) so that they can serve effectively on Human Rights Committees and other Boards and Workgroups. There are lots of Human Rights Committees and Boards without any members who are people with I/DD, even though those committees and boards make decisions that affect the lives of people with I/DD. It's very important that people with disabilities have a voice on boards and workgroups that make decisions that affect them to protect the rights of people with disabilities. This interactive session will describe the materials being developed, explore the many roles that self-advocates can play, and heard from participants about their experiences with self-advocates serving on Human Rights Committees and other board and workgroups. This project is a collaboration between Project ACTION!, D.C.'s Developmental Disabilities Administration, D.C.'s Human Rights Advisory Committee and provider-level human rights committees. Self-advocates will review the materials and training approaches and provide feedback on what works for them and what should be changed before the materials are final.

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Phyllis Holton

Deputy Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
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Erin Leveton

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration, DC Department on Disability Services
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am
M304 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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