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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Thelma Green

Treasurer, Project ACTION!
Thelma Green is the Treasurer and Past Co-President of Project ACTION!, the District’s self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities. Green is a strong self-advocate who has trained locally and across the country on a variety of topics including supported decision-making... Read More →
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Phyllis Holton

Deputy Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Phyllis Holton is a passionate disability leader working with self-advocates to be the "Leaders and Change Agents" that they are.  I work with Project ACTION!, a self-advocacy coalition of over 125 adults with disabilities in the Washington-metropolitan region.  I work for Quality... Read More →

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