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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 • 10:15am - 12:00pm
Participant Engagement: Nothing About Us Without Us Full

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This interactive presentation will provide techniques and best practices currently being used successfully to include people with disabilities and families and enhance diversity and inclusion in policy making and system design efforts currently underway in various states. Participants will learn how to utilize mentors, pre-meetings, meeting space, seating arrangements, reimbursements, and easy read documents to support people with disabilities and families to serve effectively on boards and policy-making bodies as well as identify alternative methods for gaining a more diverse array of input into decision-making. The presentation is based on a national study of Developmental Disability Councils, Protection and Advocacy agencies, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and State Departments of Developmental Disabilities. Every participant will have an opportunity to complete and leave the presentation with a force field analysis of their current situation to identify where to most effectively place their future participant engagement efforts.

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Mark Friedman

Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
1. People with disabilities serving on boards of directors and policy making bodies.2. Online teaching.3. Disability Studies

Thursday December 5, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm MST
Meeting Room: Roadrunner 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226