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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.

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Kimberly Galindo

Mary Kay
Mom & Senior Sales Director
Clovis, California

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6.5 years ago my youngest daughter was born with Down's Syndrome which started my journey of learning & advocacy. I am thrilled to have been a recipient of a scholarship to attend this conference for the first time this year. I am a single mother with 3 children (ages 6, 8, & 13) I live in Fresno, CA and I work from home. December is my 17 year anniversary as an entrepreneur; I am a Pink Cadillac Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay - which I love because it gives me the freedom to be the BEST Momma and advocate possible. I was recently diagnosed with cancer - after my first mammogram (yay for turning 40) - I had a full bilateral mastectomy on Nov 19th, 2020 & am scheduled for a Tissue Reconstruction coming up on Dec.8th, 2020. I LOVE to learn - and attended something called the BREN clinic last year where I was able to learn an extensive amount of knowledge on IEP's, the law and my child's rights. My daughter Addie's IEP has her fully included in General Ed - which I fought for extensively. I cannot wait to learn and connect with other families.
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