2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition has ended
Welcome to the 2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition website! We’re so glad you are here!

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.

Conference Registration
Registration for the 2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition is open! Conference rates are listed below. Registrations can be submitted one of two ways: online or via our paper registration form. Be sure to review our registration policies first.

To register, click the "Online Registration" button below or choose "Paper Registration" to submit your registration via mail, fax or email by accessing the paper registration form.


How to Participate
SCHED (this website) is this year's virtual Conference platform. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail invitation with instructions to create your attendee account in SCHED, where you will, then, be able to create your custom conference schedule, have access to the Zoom links, and more! If you need assistance, please email our support staff at helpdesk@tash.org.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities!
Are you interested in sponsoring TASH’s 2020 Conference – Virtual Edition but are on the fence regarding an investment because of the virtual platform? Well, we are here to dispel the myth that you can’t have impact virtually. We will be creating an environment ripe for digital consumerism by offering several innovative ways for our sponsors to play a meaningful role in our conference and substantially increase their reach across various diverse stakeholders, including self-advocates and their families, service providers, educators and school administrators, and others. Take a look at our unique offerings in this year's sponsor and exhibitor prospectus. That's right! Exhibitor opportunities are also available!

Volunteer Opportunities
Members can receive a discount of 75 percent off the registration price in exchange for nine (9) hours of volunteer time. Thank you to our many volunteers who signed up to serve during and after this year's virtual conference. All volunteer opportunities are now full.

A limited number of scholarships are available for self-advocates or family members who demonstrate a need for support to attend the 2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition. Priority is given to TASH members who are first-time conference attendees. The application process is now closed. Results have been shared with scholarship applicants.

Call for Proposals is Closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to present at the 2020 TASH Conference. Proposals have been reviewed and results will be shared in early September.

Accessibility, Support, and Safe Space Policies
As part of TASH’s work to ensure ALL are included at the conference, we have implemented a number of measures to support your participation at the conference. To view our conference policies, click here.

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