LEAD Center Presentations Support Be the Future TASH Conference
For nearly 40 years, LEAD Center’s partner, TASH, has provided annual TASH Conferences to “impact the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders in the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.”
For the second year, the LEAD Center participated in the TASH Conference, adding to this incredible training event by providing three presentations on strategies to improve the employment and economic advancement of individuals across the spectrum of disability. Attendees reported the information they received from LEAD staff was compelling and timely to support them in meeting new HCBS Final Rule requirements. LEAD presentations included:
· Pathways TO Employment and OUT of Poverty - This session provided an overview of the role of service providers, parents, supports, and self-advocates is to identify, introduce and support efforts to integrate financial stability strategies into disability services and improve collaboration between the disability and financial stability communities.
· Successful Employmet: How Local American Job Centers (AJCs) Can Help - Many people with developmental disabilities believe that they aren’t eligible for AJC services or that the services won’t accommodate their needs. In this session, participants learned about the many supports and services that are available to people with disabilities from American Job Centers and their partners.
The Art of the Possible: Aiming High in Employment First: Federal Policy Changes and Opportunities – As part of a pre-conference program to promote Employment First, this presentation reviewed the exciting recent Federal initiatives that create possibilities and opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve employment and career outcomes