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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 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
People of Color with Disabilities: Research and Systems Change LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In the pursuit of colorblind approach to policy, services and research, significant information about the disparate experiences of People of Color with Disabilities (PoCwD) is frequently overlooked. The paucity of information contributes to poor quality of life outcomes (health, mortality, education, employment, incarceration...) and exclusion. This interactive workshop will (1) explore the complexity of needs of PoCwD and families coming from cultural and/or linguistic diverse backgrounds; (2) describe effective, culturally responsive the service models; (3) identify needed research and strategies to include PoCwD in design and evaluation and (4) propose a cultural brokering model - a best practice model in addressing these service access gap for PoCwD. At the conclusion, participants can list and explain at least five examples and contributing factors of quality of life disparities experienced by PoCwD; describe three topic areas that warrant research; discuss elements of effective, culturally competent service models and interventions; organize structured advocacy for PoCwD inclusive and focused research; and identify opportunities for systems change.


Oanh Bui

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Oanh Bui has firsthand experience advocating for appropriate services for her child. She has worked closely with different stakeholders to share knowledge and empower parents using the cultural brokering model.

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm CST
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103