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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 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
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Diverse and Inclusive Communities are hollow without friendships, romantic relationships, safety, and sexuality. For generations, people with disabilities have been sexually abused, denied romantic relationships and healthy intimacy. Using an educational video (Mike's Crush) and a mechanism to identify healthy and unhealthy situations and behavior students and adults have learned these skills. This author has taught relationship skills, NOT social skills to a wide range of people with intellectual disabilities and autism in schools and in their homes for the past 10 years. The Mike's Crush video and the "Creepy Meter" provide adolescents and adults a mechanism to identify safe and unsafe behavior and situations in themselves and others. These skills facilitate and support safe friendships, romantic relationships, and for some intimacy, touch, and sex. A participant in this healthy relationships program will discuss how it works and its impact on her.

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Nancy Nowell

Certified Sexuality Educator, Social Signals LLC
I am a certified sexuality educator who has taught relationship skills and sexuality to adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism for the past 20 years. It is very difficult to have a happy healthy sexual relationship if you haven't been on dates or at least... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 3:15pm - 5:00pm MST
Meeting Room: Coyote 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226