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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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Cheri Mitchell

GA Advocacy Office
Greater Atlanta Area

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Cheri Mitchell is first and foremost a Self-Advocate. She has spent the last twenty years working on behalf of people with disabilities and people who are elderly, and mentoring and supporting self-advocates across Georgia and the nation. She is dedicated to helping people get out of nursing facilities and back into the community and helping people find housing.
She has worked at the Georgia P&A, the Georgia Advocacy Office, for nearly seventeen years. She is a member of the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) Advisory Committee and the TASH Self-Advocacy Committee. She is a successful national grassroots organizer and serves as the National Chair of the Long Road Home campaign- an initiative to celebrate the successes gained through the implementation of the Olmstead decision and to point to work that still remains to be done.
Cheri is a former President of People First of Georgia, a cross-disability organization, a former Chair of the NDRN Self-Advocacy Committee, and served on the NDRN Program Advisory Committee.
She is a seasoned public speaker and social justice poet writing from the disability experience. Cheri loves making a difference and helping people find their voice.
Cheri and Herhusband famous artist Jerome Lawrence have started their own business Inclusive media Ink.

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