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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 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Let Me Vote

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Many groups come together to educate and support voters with developmental disabilities (DD) about voting. Valuable work is done by these groups and includes registration campaigns, education programs, legal resources, voting accessibility and supporting voters. Every one of them does important work but is their effort really helping voters with DD and increasing the number of voters with DD. This session will present the findings of the SABE GoVoter Project's Voter Experience Survey. The uniqueness of this survey is the first-hand information gathered directly from the voters. Join us to learn what voters with DD tell us about the 2020 Election and the impact the pandemic had on their voting experience.

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Tia Nelis

Self-Advocate Engagement Coordinator, TASH
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Essie Pederson

Partnership Liaison, SABE GoVoter Project
Esther Lee “Essie” Pederson is a past national advisor for Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) and currently serves as SABE GoVoter Project’s Partnership Liaison. SABE is a national advocacy organization run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Her... Read More →

Teresa Moore

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Sunday December 6, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
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