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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
Deinstitutionalization: where are we? LIMITED

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Our discussion team is comprised of an activist/advocate who founded and operated the Policy Committee for Deinstitutionalization in South Korea, a researcher who conducted a longitudinal study of deinstitutionalization for 28 years in the USA, and a professor in special education in the USA. All of us deeply engaged in deinstitutionalization movement in both countries. After briefly introducing current status and challenges of deinstitutionalization in both South Korea and USA, we will discuss and brainstorm with participants of critical issues pertaining to deinstitutionalization across countries. This presentation is directly aligned with the 2016 TASH conference theme, "Gateway to Equity", since "deinstitutionalization" movement itself is a gateway to equity for people with disabilities including severe disabilities and most countries have been experiencing some degree of challenges for deinstitutionalization as a part of community inclusion. 1. By the end of the session, participants will be able to summarize at least 5 challenges of deinstitutionalization in both South Korea and the USA. 2. By the end of the session, participants will be able to compare current status of deinstitutionalization in both countries. 3. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify and apply at least 3 support systems to minimize social isolation of people with disabilities who have been living in the community and 3 ways to measure "quality of life" adequate for people with very significant disabilities. 4. By the end of the session, participants will be able to discuss various issues related to different living models for people with disabilities.


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

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