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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 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Great Expectations: Vision and Planning for Transition to Adulthood

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Transition to the adult world is an important milestone that takes vision and planning. While the school is legally responsible for helping a child move from public school to post school life, too often the vision is narrow and expectations are low. The outcome of students with significant disabilities living as thriving included members of their community can be realized with vision and planning. When given the tools and a chance to be heard, people with disabilities, along with their families and supporters dream big, envisioning meaningful and valued adult lives. Transition planning with high expectations includes substantive employment, postsecondary educational opportunities, adequate community living options and involvement in ordinary, everyday life events. We will share from both the parent and professional perspectives, things to consider, suggestions and resources that can help people build thriving, inclusive lives.

avatar for LaQuita Spivey Montgomery

LaQuita Spivey Montgomery

LS Montgomery and Associates, Inc.
I’m a TASH board member and co-chair of the Diversity & Social Impact Committee. I’m also the current president of the Florida TASH chapter. I’ve been in the field for over 20 years working primarily in home and community settings. I’m a board certified behavior analyst and... Read More →
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Leslie Lederer

Vice President, Florida TASH
Leslie Martin Lederer was a Disability Rights Advocate for 2 Protection and Advocacy’s and worked with children and youth as a teacher, inclusion facilitator, counselor, residential supervisor and advocate. She presents workshops on a variety of topics including Special Education... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
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