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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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Gen X & Millennials: Leaders of the Next Generation LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

As long-time leaders of the disability rights movement are aging and exiting the field, a new generation of leaders is rising. In today's workforce, we should expect to shift roles and positions across numerous organizations, rather than maintain the same job for the entirety of a career. We want to hear from ALL perspectives including those who are unrepresented to engage in discussion about our role in this movement. In this breakout session, we will discuss challenges and opportunities as well as the threats we face on the road to full inclusion unique to the current job market and the professionalization of our field. Whether you identify as a new, emerging, or an established leader, we welcome you to join in this discussion with like minded individuals about what we are all working towards and how we will get there.

Speakers
avatar for Alison DeYoung

Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, YES! Center / TASH
Alison DeYoung is the Project Manager for the Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) Center, the national training and technical assistance center for the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) states. She began working in the field of education in 2008 while completing her undergraduate and... Read More →
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O. Sophia Johansson

Chair, Board of Directors, Mass Families Organizing for Change
I serve as Board Chair of a family organization, Mass Families Organizing for Change. Our mission is to provide sustained advocacy and leadership training in pursuit of high quality, individualized community support and service options, including family support, for people with disabilities... Read More →
avatar for Ahmad Rahman

Ahmad Rahman

Ahmad Rahman was born in Lahore, Pakistan and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old to gain access to a stronger education system. In 2016, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in Integrative Community Studies, a four-year certificate... Read More →


Friday December 15, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
L406 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (27)