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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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Thursday, December 3 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Disabled Student's Unite: Emphasizing the Need for a Disability Student Union at Every University

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At colleges and universities all around the world, students with disabilities are underrepresented when it comes to navigating the social and academic waterways of college life. Most marginalized groups and minority groups on college campuses have student unions or student associations run by students within that marginalized or minority group for students within that marginalized or minority group on almost every college campus in the United States and around the world. All of the student unions and associations help students in that particular marginalized group feel the power of community and inclusion and help educate others and advance the rights of the group they represent. Often students with disabilities don't feel that same power of community and inclusion that other marginalized and minority student groups feel on almost every college campus. Let us show you how what we started at Maryland's Towson University can change this dynamic at other colleges and universities.

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Jake M. Goodman

Undergraduate Student Double Majoring in Political Science and Geography & Environmental Planning., Towson University

Nic Koski

I am a Disabled Queer artist/activist. While I was studying at Towson University, I organized with others primarily around environmental, disability, and queer issues. I am currently working on some new art projects that can be found on my website nickoski.com or Instagram page at... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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