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Friday, December 4 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Self-Advocacy is Alive and Well! LIMITED

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Self-Advocacy is alive & well after 40+ years of TASH! Come listen to a panel of self-advocates share how their own self-advocacy has grown and evolved over the last 20+ years, much as a result of attending TASH and Cal-TASH conferences over the past 20+ years. Learn how advocacy, healthy relationships and valued roles have played a role in finding housing, finding a job, getting out of the state hospital, directing your own services, hiring & firing staff, and planning your life!. OBJECTIVES:Participants will learn how several individuals have advocated for themselves in the following areas: -Getting emancipated from a state hospital -Developing individualized weekly services for yourself -How to hire & fire your own staff -Getting a job -Directing your services -Finding a place to live that you can afford

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Toby Bazan

Park Attendant, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Ending the use of restraint & seclusion and helping people to move out of state institutions!
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Christopher Lin

Christopher transitioned from an autism class and a 6-bed group home when he turned 19, as a result of his family attending Cal-TASH conferences and dreaming about what could be possible for Chris.  Christopher used to challenge the system, not quite fitting in to the group home... Read More →
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Scott Shepard

Director, Avenues Supported Living Services
Scott Shepard is the Executive Director of Avenues Supported Living Services, a non-profit agency which provides community living and personalized day supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Los Angeles County. With Avenues SLS, we had the opportunity... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am PST
Sunstone 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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