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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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Wednesday, November 30 • 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Happiness: Fulfilling Life's Destiny Through Gainful Employment and Real Community Integration LIMITED

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This TASH Talk is intended to provoke thought and discussion surrounding disability pay equality. Family members often do not understand the cultural barriers to employment that their children will face as they enter into adulthood. Teachers can initiate the conversation to prepare parents in becoming their own advocates as they witness how disabled individuals have limited dignified employment opportunities, regardless of living in a rural or urban setting. Inclusion begins in our schools, and we fight for it to continue through supporting for-profit businesses that can create jobs for individuals with disabilities and that truly offer real work for real pay.

Speakers
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Karen Copeland

Managing Member, sammysoap
I am the parent of an adult son who happens to have intellectual disability as an attribute. Sam faced full-time adult day care after high school graduation. I believed his outcome was completely unacceptable, so I turned my outrage to business, then advocacy. Now, here I am, less than 3 years later, willing to explain why, what, and how we did what we did. We have a successful business named after my son ⎯ a store and factory called sammysoap... Read More →


Wednesday November 30, 2016 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Grand D 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (25)