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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together individuals with significant disabilities and their allies to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The conference is attended by passionate advocates, leaders, and subject matter experts from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees play an important role in supporting individuals with significant disabilities to overcome various barriers in order to live their best lives. Central to this work is the premise that individuals reach their optimal potential only when they are given the opportunity to live, work and thrive across the lifespan in the same communities we are all members of. The conference is intentionally designed to support the interests of professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; home and community-based service providers; students, family members, and most importantly, self-advocates with lived experience.

This year, while we are taking the conference virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that our unique approach to providing exceptional first-rate content and building strong community ties and connections across various stakeholders will yield an extraordinary event! We have taken extra steps to bring people closer together during these times, as well as to create an amazing virtual environment that expands our knowledge, spurs our creative thinking, and focuses on healthy living and having fun!  Our conference theme, Feel the Power of Inclusion, reinforces the importance of our continued commitment to promoting a world of equity and opportunity for all, and is predicated on the value of bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences in an effort to build strong human connectivity and spur collective action.

Need technical assistance during the conference? Please email our support staff at helpdesk@tash.org.

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Alli Strong-Martin

Lifeworks
Disability Inclusion Assistant
Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota
Alli Strong-Martin holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership & International Studies from Murray State University. Alli has experience working in many settings across the disability services sector: ranging from working in direct support roles in outdoor recreational programs for children and teens with significant disabilities, to coordinating global disability rights projects and international disability exchange programs.

Now, Alli works on Lifeworks' Disability Inclusion team, where she helps lead internal innovation and inclusion efforts, and leverages intensive research to develop new strategies and create products that advance disability rights and inclusion in private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She lives with a body-focused anxiety disorder and traits of obsessive compulsive disorder, and at other times in her life, has lived with depression. Alli’s goal is to educate service providers and community partners on topics such as ableism, intersectionality, disability identity/culture, and principles of disability justice. Alli views her work at Lifeworks as promoting the human rights of people with disabilities to full community inclusion and equal opportunity – in Minnesota and beyond.


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