2019 TASH Conference has ended
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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Friday, December 6 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Self-Determination and Autonomy Post-Olmstead: Making Good on the Promise Seating Available

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Two decades after the Olmstead decision, people with disabilities continue to be seen as incompetent and in need of constant oversight and protection. This, even within the promise and implementation of Olmstead, results in people being segregated, congregated and controlled, deeply embedded in the role of "human service recipient." In this role, people are denied basic human rights and stripped of their autonomy. This session will explore the impact on people's lives when others are making decisions about them and for them, as well as possible remedies. The personal autonomy, liberty, freedom, and dignity of people with disabilities must be respected and supported. We will also discuss the path moving forward towards full, meaningful inclusive lives where people with disabilities express their autonomy and are recognized as fully contributing citizens.

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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 →
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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 →

Friday December 6, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am MST
Meeting Room: Roadrunner 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226