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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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Zach Rossetti

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Associate Professor
Brookline, Massachusetts

Zachary Rossetti, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Teaching and Learning Department at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research examines the social belonging and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), with a specific focus on how educators and parents can facilitate authentic friendship opportunities between students with and without IDD. His research also examines the experiences of families with children with IDD by centering on family engagement in schools and communities, family-school partnerships of culturally and linguistically diverse families, and sibling roles and relationships.

Dr. Rossetti co-authored (with Janet Story Sauer) Affirming disability: Strengths-based portraits of culturally diverse families (2020, Teachers College Press). He is an Associate Editor for Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities and Journal of Education, and he is on the editorial board of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, and TASH’s new practitioner journal Inclusive Practices.

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