2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition has ended
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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.


Christine Newhall

Public Consulting Group
Senior Advisor
Christine Newhall is a Senior Advisor with Public Consulting Group, Inc. She brings over 15 years of extensive knowledge and experience managing in complex environments including state government and academic medical centers, as well as Board of Director experience at non-profit organizations.

Ms. Newhall has extensive experience in a vast array of health and human services programs with specific focus on aging and disability services, early childhood programming, strategic planning and transportation. She is currently the project manager for a business and communications planning project with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services and is also co-managing a project assessing Idaho’s Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation program. Ms. Newhall has previously managed a business process redesign, workforce policy and procedure, and learning management system technology acquisition project with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and recently served as project manager for a transportation assessment for EEC. Ms. Newhall has also worked closely with Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services disability agencies on a business process redesign project to determine where management efficiencies may be realized across agency administration and finance functions. She also played a lead role on a comprehensive transportation assessment in New York State, that identified transportation barriers for individuals with disabilities and proposed innovative recommendations for coordination and system transformation.

Prior to joining PCG, Ms. Newhall served as the director of the Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ (EOHHS) Human Service Transportation Office, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the transportation program including service operations, procurement, financial management, outreach and implementation activities, and human resources functions.

Christine holds an undergraduate degree from Colgate University, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston College.

My Presenters Sessions

Tuesday, December 8

1:30pm EST


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