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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 9 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
More than the Paralympics: The Intersectionality Between Disability and Sport

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Did you enjoy sports as a child a lot and have lots of joyful memories? Then, it is time for you to come hear and learn about two people with disabilities that stayed involved in sports even after finishing with athletic careers in their childhood and teenage years. Our disabilities did not define us, and we have coached sports in competitive and recreation leagues. In this talk we will also discuss inspirational stories from famous athletes with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. We will also provide tips and strategies for how to get better involved in sports as a person with a disability. As well as, provide tips on strategies on how to coach others in sports and to better work with neurotypicals and able bodied individuals in coaching. Come hear our story and leave with a passion to be more involved in sports. There is always room for more champions.

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Jake M. Goodman

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

Accessibility Services Graduate Assistant, Fort Hays State University
Will Fried is currently a Grad Student in the Higher Education and StudentAffairs Master’s Program at Fort Hays State University in Hays , Kansas as well as aFulbright Alternate to Finland. While being a full-time student he is the GraduateAssistant in the Accessibility Services... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
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