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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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Wednesday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Promoting Competitive, Integrated Employment for persons with disabilities LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Through the establishment of Employment First initiatives, many states already have resolved to implement policies that promote integrated employment as the first and preferred option of services for individuals with disabilities. Both AIDD and AIDD support these initiatives and other efforts to change states' employment systems by providing grants, technical assistance, training and capacity building support. This session will discuss successful system change across state systems to improves employment outcomes. As a result of this session participants will be able to:1. Provide basic overview of ODEP’s investments in E1st state activities through EFSLMP
2. Provide basic overview of AIDD’s investments in E1st through PIE and ECL
3. Provide early outcomes of ODEP's and ACL's employment initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Bishop

Aaron Bishop

Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
avatar for Serena Lowe

Serena Lowe

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy


Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon C 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201