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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.
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Thursday, December 5 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Conversation of Our Time: Employment, Diversity, Equity, Race, & Disability Filling

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For decades, we have valued the role of employment in transforming the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The passage of civil rights legislation has ensured the protection of rights, and more and more people are enjoying full, meaningful lives in the community. At the same time, we have struggled to provide culturally relevant services - services that effectively bridge the gap between the intersectionality of employment, diversity, equity, race, and disability. Join us in this conversation as we explore this critical path before us in the field of supported employment. We will reflect on our collective values around equity, race, and culture and challenge the status quo; we believe this conversation is the key to Employment for All.

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Chisa O'Quinn

Program Manager, Wise
Chisa O’Quinn is a Social Worker who has traveled with individuals through the worlds of Corrections, Counseling, Disability Services, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. What sets her apart as a leader and advocate in the field is her ability to creatively seek solutions in difficult... Read More →
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Karla Lynch

Program Manager, King County Developmental Disabilities Division
Karla Lynch is a Program Manager with the King County Department of Community and Human Services, in Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECS) Division. Karla has served as a member of the Department’s Equity and Social Justice Community Partnerships Workgroup... Read More →
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Cesilee Coulson

Executive Director, WISE

Thursday December 5, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MST
Meeting Room: Akimel Ballroom 4 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226