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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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Friday, December 2 • 11:20am - 12:50pm
Closing General Session- Gateway to Equity II

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Raffle winners will be announced during the Closing General Session 

After decades of research and observations, many states are beggining to implement change management solutions. Instead of merely providing analysis of what is and what is not working, stakeholders are becoming implementation champions to ensure employment and higher education are the two options for young people with disabilities. But that is not enough. A well-defined implementation plan is needed to ensure change managers and change champions can evaluate their progress and influence behavior towards appropriate systems change.

The panelist for this closing session will discuss what TASH is doing to promote systems change in the next 5 years, experiences of change champions in New York State, experiences of a provider undergoing business model transformation, and a mother of a transition age youth who will share her expectations.


Moderators
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April Regester

Associate Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Speakers
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Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Executive Director, TASH
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Ph.D. is the Executive Director at TASH, a non-profit that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities. She is a national consultant who helps people with disabilities develop and implement strategies for greater autonomy in their daily lives. She was the the founder and principal partner of Blue Fire Consulting and provided consulting services across the United States in areas of... Read More →
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Dawn Brown

Development Director, TASH
Dawn Brown serves as the Director of Development for TASH. Dawn is responsible for all aspects of fund development for TASH, including securing support of the conference through sponsors, writing grants, promoting annual giving among the membership and building community relationships. Dawn has over 20 years’ experience in education, fund development and business development, and much of her career has been entrepreneurial, including... Read More →
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Julie Christensen

Associate Director, Center for Disabilities and Development (IA UCEDD)
Julie J. Christensen, LMSW, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining CDD in May 2016, Dr. Christensen served as the Director of Employment Programs at Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Christensen's background... Read More →
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Alison DeYoung

Academic Success Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Beyond Academics
Alison DeYoung is currently the Academic Success Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in the Integrative Community Studies 4-year certificate program. Alison has been a disability rights advocate since 2006 when she began working in the field of education and transition during her undergraduate studies. In 2010, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Severe & Multiple Disabilities from the University of Arizona. Upon... Read More →
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Tyler Hampton

Executive Director, SRVS
Tyler W. Hampton, CPA (Inactive), is Executive Director of SRVS, Tennessee’s largest provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and more than 25 years experience in financial management, including budget management, government and community relations and organizational development. Under Tyler’s direction, SRVS closed its... Read More →
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Zoubida Pasha

Zoubida has been a Bilingual Parent Trainer/Advocate with Family Resource Center on Disabilities for 5 years. She provides Special Education Rights and Responsibilities trainings and workshops in school districts, in head start programs, various social service agencies, and in other organizations that offer support to families. | Mrs. Pasha is a parent of a child with autism who is receiving Special Education Services in Chicago Public... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 11:20am - 12:50pm
Grand F&E 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (128)