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.

Need technical assistance during the conference? Please email our support staff at helpdesk@tash.org.

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Thelma Green

Project ACTION!
Washington, DC

Thelma Green is the Treasurer and Past Co-President of Project ACTION!, the District’s self-advocacy coalition of adults with developmental disabilities. Green is a strong self-advocate who has trained locally and across the country on a variety of topics including supported decision-making, advocating for yourself, and more. She serves on multiple Boards and committees including Shared Horizons, SARTAC, and many committees of District of Columbia government agencies including the Department on Disability Services. She has participated for many years on #ProjectPeerToo, an initiative funded by the Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women with Disabilities' to create system change in the District of Columbia for women and men with disabilities who are survivors of sexual assault. She is also a trained person-centered facilitator for the Maryland Expectations Matter ~ My Life, My Choice, My Plan! project that will train 1,000 people and family members over the next two years. She enjoys educating other people so they can be more independent and stronger advocates. Green also enjoys being a mentor to self-advocates who are learning to speak out. She is passionate advocate for people who do not use words to communicate. She believes that all people have something to say and she is a strong advocate for them.

My Presenters Sessions

Friday, December 4

11:30am EST


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