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Welcome to the 2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition website! We’re so glad you are here!

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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Cassie Martin

Haring Center for Inclusive Ed, University of Washington
Inclusion Specialist/Research Scientist
Seattle, WA
Dr. Cassie Martin is an education consultant in Seattle, WA, who specializes in the creation and continuation of inclusive practices in public schools. She provides professional development for everyone responsible for student growth, including: administrators, teachers, para-professionals, and families. Cassie's partnerships with school districts focus on best practices in inclusive education, both in terms of teaching and learning and organizational systems. Dr. Martin’s teaching, research and consulting are guided by her passion to create inclusive school communities that work for each and every student. In her over 20 years of studying what works and scales in inclusive education, and as a former special education teacher/inclusion facilitator and administrator, she has seen first-hand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for all students. In Dr. Martin's work at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education at the University of Washington she is currently partnering with OSPI and is the project director for the statewide demonstration sites project, working to create inclusive schools and districts across the state of Washington. Cassie is also partnering with the TIES Center out of University of Minnesota to help build statewide capacity on the inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities in WA state schools.
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