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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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Saturday, December 7 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Who's Driving the Car and do the Driver and Passengers Know Where They are Going? Seating Available

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Limited Capacity seats available

In order to get anywhere we need to know where we are going and how to get there. Unfortunately, the right person is not always driving. The driver, the person who is providing the direction on where to go should be the person who is determining the destination. However, too often the passengers are driving the car and they take over and determine the destination. Over the past two years TLC, a Kent, WA non-profit, has been looking at why and how this happens and how do we change it. One of the main issues is the lack of understanding and buy in to the journey. While the person receiving support is clear about what they want, the supporter is not understanding the roadmap and what role they play in the support. We will share how technology, understanding how people learn and ensuring buy in will change how people take charge of their lives and how the people who provide support are able to support the goals. We will share the tools we have created with people we support and video interviews with the support persons describing the difference it has made. While it is still a work in progress we are seeing changes in who is driving the car and where the car goes.

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Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept
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Nanette Vanderford

Total Living Concept
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Angela Zold

Director IE/CI, Total Living Concept

Saturday December 7, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am MST
Meeting Room: Deer 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226