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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
Diagnosis Disruption: Debunking the myths of non-verbal autism LIMITED

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I have lived with social stigma my whole life. So often people make leaps that I am not smart when they see my unruly and crazy locomotive of a body. We get stigmatized because we don't have good reliable speech. People need to be more tolerant of something they really don't understand. Sometimes I worry I will never carry on a normal life as long as we are continually described this way. These descriptions of autistics need to change. The first thing, one should stop stereotyping us as emotionless robots with no common sense.” -- Matthew Lager, via letterboard/keyboard


Matthew Lager

Self-advocate and student

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