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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.
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Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
A Race For Human Right: From Deinstitutionalization to Autonomy LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will reflects on past victories in the fight for deinstitutionalization to modern day solutions for Autnomy for people with disabilities. 

1:00 - 3:00 PM Autonomy and Equity: Rethinking Guardianship
Setting up guardianship or conserving a person with disabilities is demeaning, conflicts with current best practices, and prevents autonomy and equity.  The outcome for the person is devastating and stigmatizing.  We must rethink this common, but outdated practice and instead use alternatives and provide the supports, help and accommodations persons need to exercise choice, have their preferences honored and to participate in our communities as equal citizens. Dohn Hoyle   

3:00 - 3:50 PM A Family Journey to Autonomy.  Mother, Farza Rahman, son, Ahmad Rahman, and transition expert, Ali Deyoung, discuss Ahmad journey to autonomy. 

3:50-4:00 Break

4:00- 5:00 PM Pennhurst:  A Gateway To Historic Victories In Civil and Human Rights. 
Pennhurst, the infamous Pennsylvania institution closed in 1987, brought social equity and human rights to the forefront of disability policy, laws and litigation, as the epicenter of America's Disability Rights Movement. Using a series of thirteen beautifully illustrated panels, our presenters will tell the story about the human costs of the failed "institutional model of care" that prevailed across the nation and the world for most of the 20th century, with Pennhurst as the exemplar of why the segregation and dehumanization of intellectually disabled persons was so wrong. The Pennhurst Longitudinal Study, replicated many times over, proved scientifically that people are "better off" living in the community. Since past is often prologue, it's a story that needs to be repeated, reaching today's and tomorrow's generations so that we never do this again. James W. Conroy, Jean M. Searle, Ellen Tierney

5:00 PM Pennhurst Exhibit. At the end of this workshop attendees and presenters will head over to the Perhurts exhibit. 


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Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, Youth Employment Solutions Center / National TASH
Alison DeYoung is currently the Project Manager with the Youth Employment Solutions Center - YES! Center. The YES! Center is a national Training and Technical Assistance Center that serves as a central source of information, expertise and comprehensive support for the Partnerships... Read More →
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Dohn Hoyle

Director of Public Policy, The Arc Michigan
Dohn Hoyle is the currently the Director of Public Policy (formerly the Executive Director) of The Arc of Michigan and a long-time advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. A respected leader and innovator in the disability movement, Dohn helped to rewrite the Michigan... Read More →
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Ahmad Rahman

Student, Beyond Academics
Hi! My name is Ahmad Rahman. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Integrative Community Studies certificate program. I'm excited to attend the TASH 2016 conference and present my portfolio.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Midway Suites II 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103