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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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Friday, December 4 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Healthy Relationships are in Your Power: You Make the Decision

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The workshop "Healthy Relationships are in your Power: You Make the Decision" draws on the experience of a group of women with disabilities who have been a part of a collaboration for over seven years. Through this collaboration the women have learned how to create and maintain healthy relationships and want to share this valuable information with other self-advocates. They have been part of a collaboration that developed a training curriculum to share with other women to support their search for healthy relationships. The signs of a healthy relationship is different for relationships between family and friends and paid service providers.

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Thelma Green

Treasurer, Project ACTION!
Thelma Green is the Treasurer and Past Co-President of Project ACTION!, the District’s self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities. Green is a strong self-advocate who has trained locally and across the country on a variety of topics including supported decision-making... Read More →

Kara Jones

Executive Member, Project ACTION!
Kara Jones is a strong self-advocate and trained facilitator.  She has presented locally and nationally on a variety of disability topics.  She is a member of People on the Go and Project ACTION!  She is also a member of the Women's Knowledge Group, a group of #ProjectPeer.  #ProjectPeer... Read More →
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Phyllis Holton

Deputy Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Phyllis Holton is a passionate disability leader working with self-advocates to be the "Leaders and Change Agents" that they are.  I work with Project ACTION!, a self-advocacy coalition of over 125 adults with disabilities in the Washington-metropolitan region.  I work for Quality... Read More →

Judith Karsevar

Project Coordinator, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Judith Karsevar has over three decades of practical field-based experience in applied policy development in the area of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IADD) field including private, public, and government sectors. Judith has participated in the development and implementation... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
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