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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Saturday, December 7 • 10:45am - 11:35am
Inclusion Across the Lifespan and Community Impact: Everyone Wins! Full

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Young people with disabilities who are included in their schools and communities alongside their nondisabled peers are more likely to lead inclusive lives as adults. As family members and allies of the disability community, we believe it is our obligation to foster an inclusive mindset and expectation within our society. Our presentation will discuss what inclusion looks like from infancy to adulthood, with a special emphasis on the inclusion of social roles, behaviors, personality, the value of high expectations, wants and needs, the importance of expecting and including the WHOLE person in decision-making, teaching, and caregiving, and how this all affects people with disabilities, their communities, and vice versa.

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Adiba Nelson

Founder/President, RocketChair Productions
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Raquel Rosa

Program Analyst, National Disability Rights Network
Raquel is a lifelong disability advocate. Having grown up with several relatives with disabilities, Raquel’s commitment to disability advocacy strengthened in 2002 while providing direct supports to adults with significant disabilities, many of whom were previously institutionalized... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am MST
Meeting Room: Deer 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226