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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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Friday, December 15 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Positive Youth Development: Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in 4-H in Oregon LIMITED

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Participation in organized out-of-school activities contributes to positive youth development like leadership skills, peer relationships and future employment, but youth with disabilities participate much less. 4-H is the largest non-formal youth program, reaching 6 million youth in the United States. 4-H is a multi-tiered organization, with national leadership, centralized university faculty, county staff, and local volunteers. Strategic planning at the national level established goals and objectives to increase access, equity, and inclusion for diverse youth in 4-H, but uptake has been slow. Oregon is one of the national leaders in determining how to include youth with disabilities. Personnel at all levels were interviewed to determine the organizational culture and strategies for building capacity. In the proposed presentation, we present initial findings on status, barriers and facilitators of disability inclusion in 4-H programs in Oregon with relevance for national 4-H and other organizations.

Friday December 15, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
L404 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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