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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.

Thursday, December 14 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Enacting Self-Determination: How Adults with IDD and their Siblings Make Decisions LIMITED

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As individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are beginning to outlive their parents, siblings are assuming- and are often expected to fulfill- caregiving and other related roles. Such roles are critical in supporting self-determination of individuals with IDD. Yet, most research only focuses on sibling perspectives, thus excluding the viewpoints of individuals with IDD. To address these needs, this study explored how nine adult sibling pairs make decisions concerning employment, independent living, and self-determination. This focus aligns with the conference's "Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion" theme in that examination of the perspectives of both siblings and individuals with IDD can inform intervention and efforts to promote self-determination and community participation by individuals with IDD and greater sibling involvement in family supports. Implications for future planning and collaboration with siblings will be presented.

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Meghan Burke

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Zach Rossetti

Associate Professor, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Zachary Rossetti, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research examines the experiences of families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, by... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
L504 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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