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Thursday, December 3 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Creating Partnerships for Systems Change FULL

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The District of Columbia?s Department on Disability Services has worked closely with people with disabilities, their families, and public and private partners to successfully create opportunities for employment and community inclusion for youth and adults with disabilities. This interactive session will highlight the strategies, activities and partnerships that have resulted in cross-system collaboration and true systems change within the developmental disabilities and vocational rehabilitation systems and beyond. Presenters will provide an overview of DC's cross-disability system-transformation activities to promote and support Employment First and provider transformation over the past few years.. OBJECTIVES:1. Create and effectively participate in partnerships to promote cross-system, cross-disabilities collaborations that result in collective impact 2. Partner with others to create systems change at the individual, program and system levels for youth and adults with disabilities to promote Employment First, informed choice, and community integration. 3. Advocate for strategies and approaches to support provider transformation that results in increased employment and community inclusion. 4. Engage in discussions, serve on advisory and work groups, and share useful resources to promote Employment First.

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Thelma Green

Treasurer, Project ACTION!
Thelma Green is the Treasurer and Past Co-President of Project ACTION!, the District’s self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities. Green is a strong self-advocate who has trained locally and across the country on a variety of topics including supported decision-making... Read More →
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Erin Leveton

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration, DC 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... Read More →
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Rebecca Salon

DC Department on Disability Services

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am PST
Salem 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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