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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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Thursday, December 1 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Creating Community Lives LIMITED

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Using principles of Asset Based Community Development, this interactive session provides innovative practical solutions that take an individualŸ??s interests and turn them into meaningful inclusion in their community. This session will provide attendees with tools to clear their path to inclusion, employment and increased community connections. Attendees will learn how to expand their interests, gifts and talents into real social connections. We will use a simple worksheet and local newspapers to show how opportunities for inclusion are available in typical community places. 1. Attendees will gain an understanding of Asset Based Community Development and uses toward strengthening self-determination and inclusion. 2. Attendees will discover strategies to increase their community connections and opportunities for integrated employment. 3. Attendees will map specific steps to take to participate in communities in valuable ways regardless of identified disability or limitations. 4. Attendees will understand impact of social networks on community living success. 5. Attendees will acquire tools to make use of opportunities to exercise control and identify resources in their community to sustain inclusion.

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Patti Becker

Community Partnerships and Outreach, TMG by Magellan Health
Patti Jo Becker, M.S. brings more than 25 years of experience and passion to her current role. Her professional and personal life activities continue to influence the diverse fabric of self-directed long-term care supports. Patti’s work experiences include provider roles of direct support and management; consultant roles with families, advocates, and funding agencies as well as, advocacy in local, state and federal venues. Patti holds officer... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:20am - 10:10am
Wabash Cannonball 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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