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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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Friday, December 6 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Capacity Building: Lay Educational Advocacy as an Inclusion Strategy Seating Available

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This presentation describes the work of two organizations in different regions of the country who have endeavored to develop a network of passionate advocates to sit beside families and students with disabilities to assist educational teams with the development of fully inclusive educational plans. It will describe a mature program that has operated for more than 20 years in Georgia and the development of a replication of that program in Nebraska. The presentation will describe the philosophical basis for the programs and the training methods designed to give advocates the knowledge and confidence they needed to assist families to prepare for and successfully argue for inclusive educational experiences for their students.

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Patricia Cottingham

Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Coordinator, Disability Rights Nebraska
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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 →

Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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