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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 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Relationships and Intimacy: A Louisiana Collaborative Initiative Filling

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Sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, and sexual development begins at birth and continues throughout our lives. Individuals with developmental disabilities deserve to obtain knowledge about their physical, emotional, and social development regarding sexuality, and have the freedom to learn about these things in an atmosphere that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. Caregivers struggle with discussing the topic but also with how to present the information in a way that the person with developmental disability will understand. Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers, so they can empower the people they care for. Participants in this training will: Increase knowledge about how messages impact sexuality; Increase knowledge about how disability impacts sexual development; Examine how the values professionals and caregivers have impact our ability to discuss sexuality with people with disabilities; Review effective ways to answer questions about sexuality & techniques in responding to behaviors; and Increase knowledge about techniques to support sexuality of people with developmental disabilities. This session will provide participants with an overview of the collaborative initiative between Team Dynamics, LLC and the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council to address abuse and exploitation of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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Sharon Delvisco

Training and Education Coordinator, Team Dynamics, LLC
Sharon Delvisco has over 30 years of experience planning meetings, conferences, facilitating retreats, providing training and education. She is currently employed as an Event Planning Associate and Training & Education Coordinator for Team Dynamics, LLC in Louisiana. She has received... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am
Meeting Room: Horse 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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