2019 TASH Conference
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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.

Thursday, December 5 • 8:00am - 10:00am
The Difference Five Years (and a lot of hard work) Can Make: One Legacy Organization's Journey from Segregation to Integration Seating Available

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Our legacy organization began in 1950 as the Cerebral Palsy School, providing educational services to students not welcomed into the public school system. In the 69 years since, the organization has reinvented itself numerous times, based on mission, trends of the time, and/or funding demands. The most recent and most fundamental transformation began in 2014 at which time the organization provided medically-focused day services to over 100 people in two congregated settings. This presentation tells the story of the five year journey from congregated services to fully integrated, customized supports. The journey is shared by a panel including the Executive Director who presided over the transformation, a person who experienced the transformation, a parent who experienced the transformation, and a board member who drove the transformation.


Hope Leet Dittmeier

Executive Director, Mattingly Edge
Supporting people to experience a home of one's own, a good job, and meaningful relationships!

Thursday December 5, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Meeting Room: Roadrunner 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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