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.

Friday, November 30 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Smooth Talkers: An Innovative Social Group for Young AAC Users and their Families Seating Available

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Modern technology has created so many new opportunities for people with disabilities to communicate with the world around them. However, many children and their families who use AAC often struggle to integrate their device into day to day life, and rarely find opportunities to interact with other children and families who also use AAC. Smooth Talkers is an informal and fun monthly meet-up group in King County for AAC users to socialize, play, chat and connect with other AAC users and their families. It is also an inexpensive, easy to plan program that could easily be replicated in other communities. Join Rachel Nemhauser, Supervisor of Parent to Parent at the Arc of King County and creator of Smooth Talkers, to learn more about this innovative program, along with how to start a similar program in your area.

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Patty Gonzalez

Parent To Parent Coordinator for Spanish Speaking Families, The Arc of King County
I'm a mom of son with Learning disabilities, I was pregnant with a daughter with the syndrome of Edward. I have the pleasure to work with the IDD community for more than eight years focus in the Latino community.
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Rachel Nemhauser

Parent to Parent Program Supervisor, Arc of King county
Rachel has been an active member of the disability community since 2009 and feels passionate about supporting families through all the joys and challenges of raising their children. She's just completed her 2nd term on the Washington State DD Council and has been the Parent to Parent... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon H - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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