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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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Thursday, November 29 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Representations of Autonomy After Brain Injury

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Most media on traumatic brain injury (TBI) highlights graphic imagery of injuries and hospital stays and testimonies from experts and family members. This approach reinforces a stereotype of survivors as lifelong patients with less insight than professionals. The captioned and audio described documentary "Who Am I To Stop It" foregrounds survivors' narratives from the Cultural Model of Disability. This session will show scenes of a disabled artist asserting his agency and demonstrating dynamic interactions of impairment, relationships, religion, housing, education, work, stigma, pride, and finding purpose. A Co-Director with TBI disabilities and this artist will discuss themes from the film.

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Cheryl Green

Filmmaker, Media Access Specialist
Cheryl is a multi-media digital artist, captioner, audio describer, a 2017 AIR New Voices Scholar, and a member owner at New Day Films. Her film, "Who Am I To Stop It: Dani's Story" won the Disability Justice Award at Superfest International Disability Film Festival in 2018. She brings... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Salon E - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201