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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
Engaging Diverse Communities in a Peer Support Program for Parents of Children with Disabilities LIMITED

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Effective peer support is an important to the promotion of wellbeing in parents of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs, who may suffer from higher levels of stress due to increased caretaking burden and difficulty navigating systems of care. Parents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) communities may bear the effects of additional stressors such as; economic instability, language barriers, limited access to disability-related information and lack of social support. Unfortunately, families from culturally and linguistically diverse groups may not reach out to disability organizations for help, and when they do, the support that they receive may not be culturally sensitive and can inadvertently increase stress in the parent. In this session, we describe an evidence-based peer support program, address barriers to serving CLD families and describe some promising practices. Future research needs will also be addressed.


Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am EST
M302 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303