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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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Dina Traniello

Fitchburg State University
Visiting Professor


Dina Traniello consults with schools and families to support students with significant disabilities, learning differences and challenging behaviors in general education settings.  She presents workshops/professional development on evidence-based practices around inclusion, conducting functional behavioral assessments and designing and implementing individual, classroom and whole-school positive behavior support and paraprofessional training. Additionally, she provides technical assistance and consultation and conducts research and evaluation around inclusion, special education programs, policies and practices, and aversive behavioral interventions.
Dr. Traniello is also a Visiting Professor at Fitchburg State University. She previously co-taught grant-funded courses Supporting Positive Behavior in an Inclusive Environment (graduate level) and Paraeducators in the Life of the School and Community (graduate and undergraduate level)She also supervises teacher candidates in severe and moderate disabilities.  Dina serves as the Co-President of TASH New England.  
 
Dina is the parent of two boys; her older son has a significant disability. While successfully included throughout his school-aged years, she was not prepared for the challenges their family faced during adulthood.
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Monday, December 7
 

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Tuesday, December 8
 

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Wednesday, December 9
 

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