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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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Friday, December 2 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
What supports do people with complex disabilities need to serve effectively on board of directors. LIMITED

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This presentation will be provide attendees with results of the National Beyond Tokenism Study on including people with complex disabilities on governing and advisory roles in the field of disabilities. Included in this presentation will be the best practices and methods found to maximize people with developmental disabilities participation and level of influence on decision-making. The presentation will include the barriers encountered and real examples of best practices from organizations currently at the cutting edge of full inclusion on board of directors, governmental bodies, and decision-making entities. The focus of the presentation will be identifying and understanding the effective actions organizations can implement to assure successful inclusion. TASH served as a co-sponsor of the research as well as 16 other national disability organizations including AAIDD, SABE, ANCOR, NACD, AUCD, NDRN, NADDS, and The ARC, US. Additionally, all participants will utilize the newly developed self-assessment tool that organizations can use to diagnose their strengths and weaknesses and target their interventions. Handouts of actual policies, by-laws, and materials currently being used to enhance inclusion will be shared. How does this session align with the 2016 theme, Gateway to Equity." There is an increasing recognition of the need by most organization to be inclusive and diverse, particularly at the governance level. This session will provide organizational leaders with proven effective practices that can be implemented to become more inclusive and diverse organizations. While the effective practices are identified from disability organizations they are universal and are relevant to all organizations. 1. Learn the top ten most effective methods of providing support to people with disabilities serving on boards. 2. Learn the surprising importance of two of more people with disabilities serving with three being the sweet spot as learned from the women on corporate boards movement. 3. Learn the importance of the inter-group relationships, functional supports and gaining influence.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman

Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
1. People with disabilities serving on boards of directors and policy making bodies.2. Online teaching.3. Disability Studies


Friday December 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm CST
Conductor Room 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103