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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 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Families Supporting Social Inclusion for Their Adult Children: Lessons about Family Research FILLING

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This study determined if approaches and strategies which have been used by agency staff (such as in group homes) to increase social inclusion of adults can also be used by families to increase inclusion for their adult children living at home, or how these strategies need to be adapted for use by families. No such study has been previously conducted in training families in this way and on this topic. Most people with intellectual/developmental disabilities live with their families, yet research with this group is limited. In addition, while children may be included while they are in school, families identify social inclusion as a major issue once their child graduates from school. The study identified barriers in recruiting families, as well as issues that need to be addressed in intervention studies in the family home. For the families who continued through the training/intervention phase of 24-30 months, successful outcomes for their adult children included an increased number of individual friendships with community members, joining community groups and associations, and valued social roles in community life.

Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am EST
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303