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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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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
What's Intersectionality Got to Do With It?

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The recording for this session is located under the title, "About TASH Talks (Part 1). NOTE: TASH Talks are a take off the popular “Ted Talks” - short 8- to 10-minute presentations on critically important topics facing the disability rights movement followed by a brief Q & A session during the one-hour session.

Disability is a natural reflection of human diversity and variation. Disability is also inherently intersectional, so no two people have the same lived experience of disability. People with disabilities form the most intersectional of all identity groups, and we know that disabled people form the only identity group that any person (regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, class, religion, etc.) can join at any time in their life. In this short session, we will explore disability as a social identity and the ways in which disability interacts with our other identities. The presenter will draw connections to her own personal story of having the privilege of being able to choose whether or not she discloses that she has non-apparent disabilities - while unpacking the ways in which her other identities compound or diminish her overall social privilege. This TASH Talk will conclude by questioning whether or not important concepts such as privilege, oppression, and disability identity are investigated deeply enough by disability organizations and professionals.

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Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept

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Alli Strong-Martin

Disability Inclusion Assistant, Lifeworks
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... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 4:25pm - 5:25pm EST
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