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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 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Sexuality: Risk, Rights, and Direct Support Professionals FILLING

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Providing supports concerning a person's sexuality can be an very complicated process that involves careful consideration of equity, opportunity, and inclusion. While many plans may be written, the actual duties of making and enacting complicated decisions often rests in the hands of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Despite DSPs central role in our systems of supports, the voices and perspectives of these men and women has not been adequately represented in the literature. In this breakout session the perspectives of 12 men and women with a combined 106 years of experience as DSPs will be presented. Specifically, the words of these participants will be used to explore how they perceive sexuality for people with intellectual disability with regards to navigating the boundaries between risk and rights, safety and empowerment.


Thursday December 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
M303 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (32)