2015 TASH Conference has ended
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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Joan Guthrie Medlen

Oregon Home Care Commision
Personal Support Worker Training Coordinator
Salem Oregon
First and foremost, I am the mother of Andy, who is 26 and experiences some disabilities. I've been a TASH Member since 1995 because this was where I found the best information to support him. I"m a lifetime TASH Member.

By training, I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and have focused my practice for 20 years on health promotion for people with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with a specialty in Down syndrome. I currently work at the Oregon Home Care Commission developing the Personal Support Worker Training Program (training for in-home supports). It's an interesting journey with a potential to do a lot of good.

I am interested in all sorts of things! iPad accommodations (they changed the software and now he cant' start his videos) Augmentative Communication, AND effective identifying methods to teach effective skills that Personal Support Workers need.