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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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Monday, December 7 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
The Story of Supported Decision Making in Five Jurisdictions in Canada and the US

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Supported Decision Making, while emphasizing the individual practice, is itself also a collective movement involving many groups and organizations. As such, it has its own history in each State or Province in terms of what has been attempted, what has succeeded, what are the challenges remaining to be faced, what leadership was needed and why and similar other questions common to social movements and collective action. The intent is to link such collective action to the emergence and sustaining of the practice of supported decision making for persons with disabilities, but also potentially for others such as the elderly and those with mental health needs.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Kendrick

Michael Kendrick

Director, Center for Public Representation
I have been very involved in person centered approaches that result in enriched lives for the person who is the focus. This interest has led to many associated questions such as values based leadership, defining and achieving quality outcomes, embedding people in valued roles in community... Read More →


Monday December 7, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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