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.
Thursday, November 29 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Lessons Learned from Oregon's Peer to Peer Employment Project Seating Available

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In 2016, Oregon began an ambitious peer support project to confirm our state's commitment to moving people out of sheltered workshops into community employment. The project was based on the idea that many people who receive services and their families were confused about the changes and they did not have the information to make decisions for themselves. In response, we developed a curriculum with input from supported employment leaders, self-advocates, family members and others based on the idea that that people with disabilities are the experts in their own lives and that everyone can work at "Real Jobs at Real Pay." Two years later, we have finished our project and we have exciting stories to share, lessons we have learned and tools to provide to others ready to move forward with implementing a peer support model in their states!

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Gabrielle Guedon

Gabrielle is the Executive Director of the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC) and a dedicated advocate for people with disabilities in her local community and across the state. Through her work with OSAC, Gabby has presented at various conferences, classrooms and organizations... Read More →
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Ross Ryan

Advocacy/Lobbyist, OSAC
My name is Ross Ryan and I am a lobbyist working as a advocate for people with disabilities. I want people to talk to me about their advocacy efforts and what they do to advocate for the people they work with in their company and their state.

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