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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 • 9:35am - 10:25am
From Barn to Yarn: Becca's Journey to a Meaningful Life through Microenterprise Seating Available

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In this session, we'll share the story of Becca's Alpacas, what was involved in creating this microenterprise, and how it has developed over the past six years. Becca raises alpacas, and after they are shorn, she processes the fleece into yarn and makes felted art and objects for sale. Participants will learn what is necessary to make a microenterprise succeed. Becca will take you through the steps of caring for the alpacas, turning their fleece into fiber products, and how her dream of a storefront has become a reality. We'll discuss what supports have been successful, and most importantly share the joy of spending working hours creatively and in an endeavor that brings meaning to life.

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Kathy Allely

Kathy Allely has been an advocate for people with disabilities for much of her career. She served on the Alaska Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education, and later worked for the Council as the Planner.She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and is the proud mom... Read More →
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Rebecca (Becca) Allely

Owner, Becca's Alpacas
Rebecca (Becca) Allely began Becca's Alpacas, her microenterprise, seven years ago. She raises alpacas, and uses their fleece to make products and yarn. As her business grew, she added high-quality, commercially spun yarn which she dyes, to her product line. Indie dyed yarn is in... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 9:35am - 10:25am PST
Salmon - Third Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201