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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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Lauren Perry

Satsuma City Schools
Special Services Director
Mobile, AL

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Lauren Perry recently accepted a position at Satsuma City School System as their Special Services Director where she coordinates and oversees the Special Education, Gifted, English Language Learners, and 504 programs. She previously worked with the University of South Alabama’s PASSAGE USA program as the Employment Coordinator. PASSAGE USA integrates the model of career exploration, on/off-the-job training, and internship experiences to help students explore their interests, skill sets, and passions. There is heavy concentration on evidence-based practices and data-driven results to ensure student success. She has former experience as a high school self-contained and inclusion special education teacher. During her career as a special educator, she focused heavily on transition skills and community-based work instruction.

Lauren’s interests are heavily focused on assisting young adults with intellectual disabilities transition from secondary to postsecondary settings. She specifically focuses on community employment, business/community relationships, transition-related curriculum design, and the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies.

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