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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts 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.

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Thursday, December 3 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Self-Advocates on a Local Level FULL

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Self-Advocates Taking Action of Portland Oregon has been meeting monthly for 3 years. Members of the group have a variety of backgrounds. Many of the members are part of state and city policy groups and have been advocating and teaching their community for decades. Each has a unique and interesting story of how they found their voice. The group will most likely present in a panel format and highlight their experience in politics, growing membership as well as employment and healthcare.. OBJECTIVES:1. Identify services available through various formal and informal public and private systems, and how to find them in their local communities. 2. Identify resources and partners who are available to support job seekers with disabilities (e.g., American Job Centers, vocational rehabilitation, community colleges, community job training programs, employers, personal networks, faith communities, community groups, and more). 3. Hear success stories from people with disabilities and their partners who have forged a pathway to employment. 4. Take charge of your employment future and advocate, individually and for collective impact, for opportunities, services, accommodations and supports leading to employment and a more full life.

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm PST
Salem 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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