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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 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
A Foundation from Social Role Valorization: Framing the Reality and Imagining What is Possible Filling

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This workshop is designed as an introduction to some of the principles of Social Role Valorization (SRV). SRV is a powerful set of ideas useful in supporting people who are marginalized and excluded to have access to the good things in life by addressing devaluation.

Together, we will discuss the devaluation that people with disabilities live with, the concepts of heightened vulnerability and interpersonal identification, and the numerous other ways we, as a society, cast people into devalued status through an unspoken consensus and overt action.

We will explore the benefits and opportunities that are available when a person has valued social roles and how to focus on valued roles in our visioning and planning tools. Participants will learn and discuss how valued social roles help us access some of the good things in life and how we can better support people with disabilities to acquire, strengthen and maintain valued social roles as a tool for combating devaluation.

Throughout the session workshop, participants will…
  •  Begin to understand some of the principles of Social Role Valorization
  •  Recognize the relationship between segregation and devaluation
  •  Describe how our values are identifiable through our actions
  •  Understand the power that valued social roles can have in the lives of people who live in devalued status
  •  Learn about interpersonal identification
  •  Articulate how mindsets influence our expectations
  •  Understand the necessity of having a big vision in supporting people to have a full, meaningful, inclusive life

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Katie Chandler

Project Consultant, Sangha Unity Network
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with Sangha Unity Network as a Project Consultant. Throughout her career, she has worked as a direct support professional, advocate, clinical supervisor, facilitator and consultant. Previously she directed the Developmental Disability... Read More →
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Leslie Lipson

Attorney, Lipson Advocacy: Educational, Legal and Strategy Specialist
Talk to me about advocacy solutions using general educational and special education law, from a values-based foundation and mindset of presuming competence. My practice supports both attorneys and non-attorney advocates to succeed in school-based advocacy. Talk to me about grassroots... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm MST
Meeting Room: Jackrabbit 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226