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.

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Rachel Pollock

Rachel Pollock is a senior program advisor, and formerly chief operating officer,  at Job Path Inc.,a an innovative provider agency in New York City. She has over twenty years experience overseeing individualized and community based employment, day and residential programs with a particular focus on customized employment services,  and community based day programs including college programs for people with autism spectrum disabilities.  For the last six years, Ms. Pollock has been been providing technical assistance to providers around the country, through State and Federal technical assistance initiatives supporting them to move increased numbers of people into competitive integrated employment opportunities and individualized community activities. She particularly enjoys thinking about how to braid funding to develop the best programs possible.  She is the mother of a young man with autism who is working, living in his own apartment with support, and sings in a terrific community choir and is lways happy to be a resource for other parents.

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Friday, December 4

11:30am EST


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