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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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Alison DeYoung

YES! Center | TASH
Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

Alison DeYoung is the Project Manager for the Youth Employment Solutions - YES! Center, the national training and technical assistance center for the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) state projects. She began working in the field of education in 2008 while completing her undergraduate and Master's degree at the University of Arizona. Upon graduating in 2010, she began working as a job developer at a high school in Tucson, Arizona. Alison also worked as the Lead Instructor of Campus Life with Project FOCUS at the University of Arizona, a model demonstration post-secondary education program. More recently, she worked as the Academic Success Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Integrative Community Studies program, a 4-year comprehensive transition certificate program. Through her experience in numerous high school, transition, and higher education settings, Alison has gained a strong passion for fully inclusive academic and employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

My Presenters Sessions

Tuesday, December 1
 

5:30pm EST

 
Friday, December 4
 

5:30pm EST

 

My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, December 1
 

11:15am EST

 


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