2020 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition has ended
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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Michael Steen

Hello -  While I've enjoyed a career in banking, most recently as a small business portfolio manager for Beneficial State Bank for the past 10 years, my pursuits outside of work are far more interesting. I'm engaged in various community activities such as: Rotary, serving on United Cerebral Palsy Oregon Board since 2009 and Co-Chair of Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition's Health Care Committee. My philosophy is “Cerebral Palsy has been part of my life since day one, providing a certain amount of richness to embrace and a unique perspective to live from. Being moderately affected by physical limitations, I structure my life to include regular low impact exercise, such as: urban walking & hiking, swimming and riding a recumbent trike as my primary mode of transportation. By realizing first-hand the positive impact exercise and a healthy diet has, I would like to see other people with disabilities incorporate these practices with greater ease.

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, December 6

4:30pm EST


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