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.

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Dale Verstegen

Senior Research Associate
Madison, WI
Dale Verstegen, a Senior Research Associate at TransCen, since 2007, is assigned to a range of research, training and technical assistance projects related to transition and employment services in various parts of the country. Mr. Verstegen provides consultation and training in the areas of provider transformation, performance management, employer engagement and job development.   Dale has developed curriculum and provided training on supported and customized employment for a wide range of universities and state agencies.  Dale’s capacity building projects has included the development of a comprehensive training program for all employment specialists in the states of Vermont and Michigan.  Given his business background and having been an employer, Dale has focused his research, writing and training on the provision of employment services to the employer community.  Dale has provided field based technical assistance to hundreds of Employment and Transition Specialists throughout the country in the area of job development and employer partnerships.  Dale has provided technical assistance and coordinated statewide networks on provider transformation and organizational change. Mr. Verstegen has his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

My Presenters Sessions

Tuesday, December 1

11:15am EST


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