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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
Making Supported Decision-Making a Priority Support in Youth Transition Seating Available

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The issue of decision-making skill and authority is something that should be focused on early in the special education process and be an essential part of support during the transition years. This session will provide a detailed description of how families and educators can use the principles of supported decision-making from the beginning of the transition planning process to design tools. The presenters will share specific strategies and tools that enable youth to contribute to decision-making in meaningful ways, as well as build skills for improved decision-making after age 18. Strategies presented will discuss factors to consider under federal and varying state laws, as students assume increasing responsibility for educational decision-making. Case examples from DC will be used to illustrate how to individualize these tools to meet specific student needs and include videos from students expressing their personal experience with Supported Decision-Making.

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Tina Campanella

CEO, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Tina has been the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Trust since its inception in 2002. In over 40 years of experience working on behalf of children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, her work has included providing direct support, administering programs... Read More →
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Morgan Whitlatch

Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Morgan K. Whitlatch is the Legal Director of the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, an independent, non-profit advocacy organization that has been advancing the interests of D.C. residents with developmental disabilities since 2002. Morgan has devoted her legal career... Read More →

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