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.
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Wednesday, November 28 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Unique Grief Process for Parents Seating Available

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Attendees will learn about the unique grief process experienced by parents when raising a child with a disability, and come away with tools to assist the families they work with in seeing that experiencing grief does not mean you don't love your child - it enables you to accept your child more fully. Though we love our children and accept their disability as natural, there are times when their exclusion from society and community causes pain for us (sometimes more than our children). Learning how to grieve enables us to live healthier, happier lives, and to be better advocates for our children. The presentation includes quotes from others who work in this field about the importance of recognizing that the grief which comes from experiencing our children's exclusion from society and the lack of adequate supports is ongoing and not dysfunctional.

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Susan Cushman

Family Support Director, UCP Oregon
As the Family Support Director for UCP Oregon since March, 2006, my work is to support families raising children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities that mimic CP. We provide newly-diagnosed packets, hold monthly parent support groups, organize family outings, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Salon G - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201