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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
Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit - Advocacy and Healthcare

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The "Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit" aims to increase the skills of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to manage and advocate for their health and health care. The free on-line toolkit is also great for families, caregivers, direct support workers, teachers, health care providers, etc., and can be used on an individual basis, in group settings, classrooms, or to conduct a workshop. The toolkit is comprised of nine modules and each modules includes a several page booklet/module with a corresponding worksheet, PowerPoint, and video. A leader's guide, fact sheets and supplemental materials are also available. Currently, the toolkit is being translated into Spanish.

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Erin Taylor

Health Promotion Coordinator, Oregon Office on Disability and Health and University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at OHSU
Hello! I am the health promotion and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Health & Science University Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). My work focuses on creating accessible, universal, and age-appropriate... Read More →
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Michael Steen

Hello -  While I've enjoyed a career in banking, most recently as a small business portfolio manager for Beneficial State Bank for the past 10 years, my pursuits outside of work are far more interesting. I'm engaged in various community activities such as: Rotary, serving on United... Read More →

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