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2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition
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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.
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Tuesday, December 8 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Community Meet Up!: TASH's 2020 Awards Ceremony

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Each year, TASH honors those whose contributions have advanced equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, and whose actions set a high standard for human rights every day. We look forward to acknowledging this year's award recipients during our 2020 Awards Ceremony. It will be a night to remember!

Congratulations to this year's award winners::
  • Poster Presentation Awards (Research, Self-advocate, Lit Review/Program Description): To be announced
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Award: Daniel Crimmins, PhD
  • Early Career Researcher Award: Matthew Brock
  • Alice H. Hayden Emerging Leader Award: Katie M. McCabe
  • Larry J. Brumond Supportive Relationship Award: It's a surprise!
  • Marc Gold Employment Award: Hope Leet Dittmeier
  • Ralph Edwards Diversity and Social Impact Award: Tawara D. Goode
  • Barbara R.Trader Leadership Award: Ruby Moore
  • TASH's Lifetime Achievement Award: To be announced

Presenters
avatar for Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

Professor, Teaching Credentials-Special Education, California State University, Sacramento
avatar for Jennifer Lengyel

Jennifer Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept
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Michael Brogioli

Executive Director, TASH
Michael J. Brogioli recently joined TASH to serve as Executive Director. Michael (Mike) brings over twenty years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector including past leadership positions as executive director of the Autism Coalition for Research and Education, the... Read More →


Tuesday December 8, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
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