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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Friday, November 30 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Influencing Positive Change through Self-Advocacy and Partnerships Seating Available

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This interactive session will discuss the things that self-advocates can do to influence decision-makers, shape other people's attitudes and create positive change. Project ACTION! is a regional self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities that has been active for over 25 years in the Washington DC region. Hear about the power self-advocates have when they work with partners, testify at public hearings, join boards/advisory committees that focus on issues that are important to them, meet with elected officials, and more to influence positive change. We also provide advocacy and leadership training for new self-advocates. The Project ACTION! presenters will share how we partner with government systems that provide disability supports, join boards/committees where decisions are made, and engage many other allies to support us. We will ask the audience to share examples as well.

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Phyllis Holton

Deputy Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Friday November 30, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Salon I - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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