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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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Friday, December 4 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Everything You Need to Know about Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) exists in every state and territory to assist people with disabilities prepare for and secure jobs of their choosing. Yet too often, individuals are denied the assistance they need to reach their goal. Learn about VR services from the people who train advocates across the country. Hear about all the services VR can pay for and provide to individuals, even those with the most significant disabilities. Don't let a counselor deny you services or put down your dream goal again. Learn everything you need to know about VR but didn't know to ask. Then, you can become your own best advocate.


Cheryl Bates-Harris

Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist, NDRN
I am all about work - the full employment of people with disabilities.  I am a Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist for National Disability Rights Network where she has worked for almost  25 years. My experience and expertise working with people with disabilities has always involved... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
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