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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 • 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Lessons Learned from International Development Efforts to Promote Inclusion Filling

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Developing countries generally lack adequate material and human resources to support the needs of children with disabilities. As a result, children with disabilities' human and civil rights for equity, opportunity, and inclusion are ignored or abridged. They could be excluded from society as well as from support and service systems (including education) that could meet their needs and develop their potential. This presentation will summarize lessons learned from my extensive International Development work in the field of disabilities. It will present recommended approaches and strategies to mobilize self-advocates, parent organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community leaders, government officials, professionals, and the general public to advocate and to capacity-build for inclusion. It will also identify factors that could facilitate or interfere with advocacy and capacity- building for inclusion. Field examples will be provided to illustrate the above. Adequate time will be allocated for questions and discussion.


Rima J Hatoum

i, International Developmentltant

Friday December 6, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm MST
Meeting Room: Horse 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226