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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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Wednesday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Journey to Building a More Inclusive Workforce

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At PCG, we work with states across the country that support and serve people with disabilities. We help clients develop, implement, and evaluate evidence based, innovative employment programs for transition age youth and adults with disabilities; at the same time, we are working to build a more inclusive workforce at PCG. The goal of this presentation is to share challenges, strategies, and lessons learned from this initiative. Multiple perspectives of the key players that championed this journey will be shared, including Andrew's, a self-advocate who interned with PCG for ten months. His experiences and voice are essential to our journey to developing more individualized and integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. You will also hear from the Aspire Works Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), our partner organization that supported Andrew and PCG. This is a story of our understanding of the power of inclusion and our ongoing journey to get there.

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Jaymi Cohen

Consultant, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG)
Ms. Jaymi Cohen is passionate about neurodiversity and full, meaningful inclusion, and she aims to increase employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities. As a Consultant with Public Consulting Group, Inc (PCG), Ms. Cohen works with various government health... Read More →
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Andrew Marsh

Public Consulting Group
I'm a young, 26 year old man who interned at PCG prior to the COVID-19 Outbreak.  I took on a variety of duties for PCG's Human Services and Legal Departments.

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
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