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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 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Self-Advocates Influencing Change and Speaking Up

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A panel of self-advocates will share their efforts during the past two years to design and build a grass roots self-advocacy network in Georgia with grant support from the Georgia Council of Developmental Disabilities. The network (Uniting for Change) envisions a community where all people belong and are heard. A place where people are involved, speak out, make their own choices, are seen and treated as equal, and true to their destiny. Speakers will describe the development of the Leadership Collective and will tell participants about how Uniting for Change creating their mission, vision, mutual agreements, and roles for self-advocates, supporters, allies and family members.

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Danny Hoover

Ally/Supporter Behavior Consultant, Uniting For Change/ Diversified Enterprises
Standing beside and with people to lift our voices into spaces to change the current intrinsic and explicit biases in our society to an inclusive community where we value all people as equal in rights and responsibilities and where we treat all people with the dignity, respect, and... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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