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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 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Empowering Families to Participate In and Facilitate Career Development Filling

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Many families of youth with significant disabilities struggle with envisioning their young person working in competitive employment in a community setting. Educators and other professionals have an important role to play in proactively supporting the family's ability to be meaningfully engaged and effectively advocating for their young person to reach their potential as self-determined adults who work and live full and inclusive lives in the community. This session, presented from the parent point of view, will increase both parents' and professionals' understanding of the factors influencing a family's willingness and ability to actively participate in inclusive career development activities. It will provide examples of tested strategies for inviting and engaging families of teens and young adults with significant disabilities, including those from diverse cultures. Participants will discuss ways to effectively implement strategies in light of family concerns as well as current realities and resources.

Presenters
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Barb Ziemke

Co-Director, PACER's National Parent Center On Transition & Employment


Friday December 6, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm MST
Meeting Room: Coyote 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226