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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 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Reclaiming Credibility: Honoring the Lived Experience of Disabled People FILLING

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Can empirical research and professional expertise contribute to oppression? Much research has been generated in the hope that it will further the inclusion of disabled people. The danger is that this knowledge can be seen to supersede the lived experience of the very people it claims to support. When behavioural interventions are contested as problematic by those who experience them, and when communication preferences are deemed not credible, the professional response is sometimes to dismiss dissent as "merely anecdotal". Perhaps what this movement needs most is a renewed and unwavering commitment to honour the perspective and agency of disabled people.

Thursday December 3, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am
Pearl 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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