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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together individuals with significant disabilities and their allies 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 advocates, leaders, and subject matter experts from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees play an important role in supporting individuals with significant disabilities to overcome various barriers in order to live their best lives. Central to this work is the premise that individuals reach their optimal potential only when they are given the opportunity to live, work and thrive across the lifespan in the same communities we are all members of. The conference is intentionally designed to support the interests of professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; home and community-based service providers; students, family members, and most importantly, self-advocates with lived experience.

This year, while we are taking the conference virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that our unique approach to providing exceptional first-rate content and building strong community ties and connections across various stakeholders will yield an extraordinary event! We have taken extra steps to bring people closer together during these times, as well as to create an amazing virtual environment that expands our knowledge, spurs our creative thinking, and focuses on healthy living and having fun!  Our conference theme, Feel the Power of Inclusion, reinforces the importance of our continued commitment to promoting a world of equity and opportunity for all, and is predicated on the value of bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences in an effort to build strong human connectivity and spur collective action.

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Thursday, December 3 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Reimagining Community: Building Connections and Inclusion through Shared Experiences

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Kudoz is an experience platform that connects people with and without disabilities to delightful experiences across communities. Connections aren't based on a support or charity model, but rather a focus on strengths and shared interests. Kudoz will share how to curate a splendid learning experience and catalyze community members to share their passions in order to build networks and independence, grow a sense of self and build skills, all while shattering stigma around what it means to have a disability. Participants will be prompted to share their passion, develop an experience, and utilize reflection materials to apply to their own context. Kudoz believes that part of living a full life is having access to opportunities to explore all facets of ourselves. People with a disability are no different in having a multitude of interests, but often lack the opportunity for exploration. We intent to spark participants to engage and mobilize their own community for social change.

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Stephanie Koenig

Service Designer, Kudoz/CoMakeDo
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Fawziah Bhatia

Lead Coach, Kudoz

Thursday December 3, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm EST
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