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2016 TASH Conference has ended
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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F.A.C.T

F.A.C.T., Family Advocacy and Community Training, is a non-profit family organization that supports families that include children with developmental disabilities or Mental Health diagnoses. We have Educational Advocates and Parent Support PARTNERS. Our Advocates are knowledgeable in educational law and help parents that feel as though their children are not receiving the school related services that they need to be successful. We currently have two Parent Support PARTNER programs available. We have a Family Support Program in which a Parent Support PARTNER serves families that have children with a developmental disability. We also provide the Partnership With Families (PWF) program in conjunction with the Crider Health Center. The primary responsibility of a Parent Support PARTNER is to assist the family by educating and empowering them to advocate for their child/children. By using the System of Care Values and Guiding Principals, education laws, policies and procedures, the Parent Support PARTNER will develop goals with which the family agrees. We also Support the People First of St. Charles group. People First is a group of adults with developmental disabilities that work to ensure the community is accessible for all people. They also work to provide disability awareness, self-advocacy training and to increase the quality of life for people with disabilities.