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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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Sunday, December 6 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ways to Exercise Your Power: Vocational Rehabilitation, Due Process & Advocacy

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Are you or a loved one a person with a disability who's interested in going to work? Have you applied for and/or been determined eligible to receive services from your state's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program? Has navigating their process been difficult or overwhelming? For those who've been determined ineligible for VR services, received a Notice of Change letter denying a specific service, suspending, reducing, or terminating a current service and/or found their VR case suddenly being processed for closure - it may feel as if they have no options. But they do & so do you! This session will cover topics such as Vocational Rehabilitation's Core Competencies, VR's modalities of Due Process and The Client Assistance Program - an agency established to advise and inform clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of all the available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and of the services and benefits available to them.

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Stephanie Woods

Advocate/Counselor, Georgia Client Assistance Program
Prior to joining The Georgia Client Assistance Program as an Advocate/Counselor, my years in the field of rehabilitation were spent with two different state VR programs -- Missouri VR & The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitaton Agency. During my time with MOVR, I held various caseloads... Read More →

Sunday December 6, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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