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  • We work to accomplish our mission by focusing on the five elements of our National Agenda.
  • We focus on these primary strategies to accomplish our National Agenda, with training being a large focus for us. Today, we’ll focus on the TASH Conference as a way to transform systems for people with disabilities.
  • Our 2012 TASH Conference theme, So Many Answers Left Unquestioned, is based on a poem written by Megan Jones, a self-advocate from North Carolina.
  • Our 2012 TASH Conference theme, So Many Answers Left Unquestioned, is based on a poem written by Megan Jones, a self-advocate from North Carolina.
  • Our 2012 TASH Conference theme, So Many Answers Left Unquestioned, is based on a poem written by Megan Jones, a self-advocate from North Carolina.
  • 2012 TASH Conference Presentation

    1. 1. California Developmental Disabilities Council Meeting March 21, 2012
    2. 2. What is TASH?• Founded in 1975 with the intent to transform schools so that children with significant disabilities were fully included with their peers• International membership-based advocacy organization• Members include people with disabilities, family members, educators, service providers, policy-makers, agencies and many others• Mission: Promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.
    3. 3. 5 Major Areas of Emphasisthrough our National Agenda Employment Education Community Living People of Color Human Rights
    4. 4. Key Strategies Information DisseminationTraining (TASH Conference, Webinars) Legislation Policy and Partnerships
    5. 5. TASH’s 37th Annual National Conference November 28 – December 1, 2012 Westin Long Beach
    6. 6. “Because that’s the way it’s always been done” or “because that’s best practice” are not good enough for me! We need the answers to be questioned I’m not a prepackaged deal. - Megan Jones
    7. 7. - Anticipated 1200 or more participants from all over the world- Features nearly 200 different concurrent, poster and keynote presentations- Events include: Self-Advocacy Forum, Film Strand, in- depth training workshops, social gatherings- To learn more, visit www.tash.org/2012TASH
    8. 8. Kate Gainer at 2011 TASH Conference
    9. 9. Five Ways You Can Help1. Submit a proposal to present by April 5, 20122. Tell your fellow advocates, friends and colleagues about the conference through email, Facebook, Twitter, your blog and more3. Join our Local Host Committee and help plan events that give the conference local flavor4. As a DD Council, donate funds to support the attendance of local people with disabilities and their families at the conference or consider sponsoring a specific event5. Volunteer on-site at the TASH Conference

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