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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
Don't Judge Me: Understanding Invisible Disabilities LIMITED

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I am a self-advocate and a person living with two significant disabilities. I have grown up with Autism and Epilepsy. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 18 months old and diagnosed with Autism when I was 2 years old. Now that I am almost 30 years old, I have developed a passion for bringing awareness to helping people better understand and serve people with invisible disabilities (Autism, Epilepsy, Anxiety, Depression, etc.) to help break the stigma that I have had to deal with growing up. In my presentation, I will make participants more aware of the struggles and the joys of living with invisible disabilities and come to a conclusion on how we, as a TASH community, can help people with invisible disabilities live more productive lives. My presentation lines with TASH's theme "Gateway to Equity" by making everyone aware that everyone should be included. There is so much emphasis a lot of times on physical disabilities because they are "seen" but there needs to be more focus on the invisible disabilities that are "unseen" so that everyone can live out the principles of equity, equality, belonging, and inclusion. By the end of the session, participants will be able to explain how understanding people who live with invisible disabilities relates to them having a better quality of life. By the end of the session, participants will be able to critique the strengths of people with invisible disabilities. By the end of the session, participants will be able to respond by taking actions to help people with invisible disabilities feel more accepted by society.

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