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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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Saturday, December 5 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: A Self-Management App

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Managing one's diabetes is typically an overwhelming and frustrating process for anyone, but it can be especially problematic for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Data shows us the people with disabilities are three times more likely to have diabetes then the general population and do not have access to appropriate diabetes self-management health education materials, classes or resources. In response to this epidemic, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and Cognitopia, (an app developing company in Oregon) worked together to develop a cognitively accessible self- management web application for people with I/DD. The "app" helps people with cognitive disabilities advocate for, and be more independent in, self managing their diabetes. It also allows their caregivers to provide better and appropriate support. The "app" was pilot tested with several users with I/DD who have Type 2 diabetes and is currently part of a more extensive trial.

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Angela Weaver

Program Manager, OODH
I work for the Oregon Office on Disability and Health in Portland Oregon.  We conduct health promotion and access to health care activities for people with disabilities. We are funded by the CDC.
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Julie Henning

Marketing Manager, Cognitopia
Julie Henning has been with Cognitopia since 2015. In that time, she has been involved in customer support, training, marketing, documentation, social media, and data collection. Some of her favorite projects have been mentoring our videographer intern, Nate, and weekly classroom... Read More →

Saturday December 5, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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