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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 • 10:20am - 11:10am
I'm a Free Man! - Process of acquiring my guardianship and making my own choices LIMITED

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"I'm a Free Man!" were some of the first words Ahmad shared after regaining his guardianship in May of 2016. Ahmad is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's 4 year certificate program in Integrative Community Studies. Join us to hear about the journey of Ahmad and his family over the past 27 years. We will share about our experiences, the power of networking, overcoming difficulties, and setting high goals. By the end of the session, participants will be able to 1. identify the importance of building strong relationships and connections which lead to a meaningful life 2. Identify specific ways to allow someone to make choices of their own without taking full guardianship 3. demonstrate an understanding of additional options to guardianship and how to provide support as needed 4. Identify the importance of allowing one to make their own choices and learn from natural consequences

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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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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.

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am
Regency C 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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