2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, November 28 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Advocacy WITH: Learning from the Neurodiversity and Self-Advocacy Movements Seating Available

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Advocates for disabled people set an example for how it's acceptable to treat their clients and service recipients through how they themselves do so. Unfortunately, even among professionals who have spent decades in the field of disability advocacy, it's all too common to buy into milder or more subtle forms of ableism that can compromise their work, whether in how they interact with clients or what outcomes they see as desirable. To achieve full inclusion and respect for human rights, it's important for advocates to continually learn about and keep in mind their clients' perspectives, and to identify and address the barriers that prevent them from being the best possible partners to their clients in working toward these goals. In this workshop, we, as self-advocates and legal professionals, will work with participants to develop greater understandings of our movements as well as develop strategies for effective collaboration with people with developmental disabilities.

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Lydia Brown

Justice Catalyst Fellow, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Lydia X. Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. In collaboration with E. Ashkenazy and Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu... Read More →
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Shain M. Neumeier

Founder & Attorney, Law Office of Shain M. Neumeier

Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Laurelhurst - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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