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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 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Families and Decision-Making Supports LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Families of adults with disabilities are not always clear about their role in decision making for their children with disabilities as they become adults. Designing a support system that enables the adult with a disability to retain and exercise autonomy and choice is essential to experiencing an balanced and meaningful life as a full community member. Families can benefit from access to a wide range of information and support designed to help them make informed choices about what is best for each member of the family. This may include information about how to build a supportive relationship with an adult child or sibling and the legal and other options available to assist them with planning and life decision- making. The variety of factors that must be considered when helping family members be constructively involved in making life decisions for their adult children with disabilities will be explored in this session including understanding local laws, the dynamics of an adult family relationships and how to develop a plan for supporting decision-making over time. Participants will: - Name the elements of healthy relationships with adult children. - Identify the decision-making support needs of young adults with disabilities - Define the options for decision-making support. - Describe the components of a functional decision making support plan.


Friday December 2, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am
Frisco/Burlington 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103