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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 • 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Access to Communication Brings Community, Comaraderie, Change and Curiosity LIMITED

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Ian Nordling, Tom Pruyn, Huan Pham, Matthew Lager and other members of Growing Kids Therapy Center's "Tribe" are young adults with non-speaking autism who spell to communicate. This pack of close-knit friends meet frequently to learn, advocate and support each other. They'll share their life changing stories about how finally being able to communicate is allowing them to break down barriers. Their accomplishments the past year include: *Participation in college course with neurotypicals Gen Zers *Community Outreach *Local Government Advocacy *Partnership with local school *Presentation at community events *Deepened friendships and strengthened relationships with family There is much more work to be done and while these spellers face challenges everyday they are determined to keep pushing society to include them. They want to partner with others so they can continue to shatter the barriers and misconceptions facing those who spell to communicate.

Thursday December 14, 2017 2:05pm - 2:55pm EST
M304 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303