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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 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Building Cross-System Support for Person-Centered Counseling LIMITED

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District of Columbia State Office of Disability Administration Department on Disability Services representative and a self-advocate will describe how we have used our Person-Centered Thinking journey to guide our system change conversations to cross-system long-term supports and services agencies. We will describe how we have used our Person Centered Learning Community with our People Planning Together, Families Planning Together, and Person Centered Thinking training to identify areas for systemic advocacy and build shared responsibility for the levels of change that must occur to advance our system of supports for people with and their families, throughout a person's life.. 1. Understand the work of the Person-Centered Learning Community with a focus on No Wrong Door systems change efforts in the District of Columbia. No Wrong Door is one citywide system for people and caregivers to access and control long-term services and supports with informed choice. The DC Learning Community is a team of family members, people with IDD, and other government and community partners, that develop and implement action plans to shape policies and programs that support a sustainable person centered cross-agency system. 2. Learn about how the DC Person-Centered Learning Community uses person-centered thinking and system change tools as a vehicle for identifying challenges, envisioning success, and for understanding and building a shared responsibility for the levels of change that must occur to advance our system of supports. 3. Describe families, self-advocates, and government partners visions for how we can better support a person-centered system. 4. Summarize how people with IDD, family members, non-profits, and government agencies in D.C. used what they had learned from attending person-centered thinking training to begin making changes at all levelsŸ?? in thinking, in practice, in policy, and in rules and legislation Ÿ?? to better support people with IDD and their families throughout the lifespan. 5. Share the conclusions and recommendations to sustain a person-centered system, created by members of the DC Person Centered Thinking Learning Community to support systems change efforts of the No Wrong Door initiative.

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Erin Leveton

Director, State Office of Disability Adminstration, Department on Disability Services
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains in performance and best practice in areas such as Employment First, Person Centered Thinking, community integration, and self-determination/ supported... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Grand C 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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