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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Thursday, November 29 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Building Systems Change to Support Employment and Community Integration Seating Available

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Creating state systems that support employment and community integration for people with intellectual disabilities requires change at every level, from the very first conversation we have with people and their families, to the waiver services we offer, to how we work with vocational rehabilitation and other community partners. In the District of Columbia, we are engaged in a multi-year effort to reframe our entire system to advance employment and support ongoing opportunities for community integration. We will discuss how person-centered thinking formed the foundation of our systems change efforts; early positive results; the challenges we have faced along the way; as well as next steps to support employment first.

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Erin Leveton

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration, DC Department on Disability Services
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains... Read More →
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Rebecca Salon

Project ACTION!
Friend and supporter of Project ACTION! for more than 30 years. Employed at Natio nal Disability Institute on the LEAD Center and a NIDILRR research project. Working as a Contractor for DC's Department on Disabiity Services. Former Executive Director of Kennedy Institute in Washington... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:45am - 10:35am PST
Salmon - Third Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201