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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
YES! Center: What does Systems Change look like on the ground? Seating Available

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Successful systems change happens when all stakeholders engage in meaningful activities that break down barriers to full inclusion. Whether top down or bottom up, states still utilize strategies that fit their unique geographical and policy landscapes. Since 2011, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has funded 14 states to implement systems change through their Partnerships in Employment (PIE) initiatives. For the past two years, the Youth Employment Solutions Center, YES! Center, has worked with 8 states to design and carry out individualized approaches to improve employment outcomes for transition aged youth. During this session, YES! Center leadership will share the progress being made and forthcoming technical assistance activities including partnering with states outside of the ACL/PIE initiatives.

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Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Founder and Principal Partner, Blue Fire Consulting
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, PhD is a national consultant who helps people with disabilities develop and implement strategies for greater autonomy in their daily lives. She is the founder and principal partner of Blue Fire Consulting and provides consulting services across the United States... Read More →
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Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, YES! Center | TASH
Alison DeYoung is the Project Manager for the Youth Employment Solutions - YES! Center, the national training and technical assistance center for the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) state projects. She began working in the field of education in 2008 while completing her undergraduate... Read More →

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