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2015 TASH Conference Recap

Wow! Not many words can describe this year’s TASH Conference and the passion it reignited for so many. To most, the TASH Conference is a community like no other – where inclusion, equity and high expectations are not just words – they are realities. The experience began when nearly 900 attendees from 45 states and eight… read more

Special Screening of Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq!

TASH Conference Attendees: Grab your morning coffee and join us for a special screening of Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq! Note from our award-winning director Nancy Buirski:  Afternoon of a Faun illuminates the exceptional qualities of Tanny in life and in dance. It portrays her artistic triumph and her personal tragedy of contracting polio at the… read more

Celebrate Good Times with TASH!

This year’s conference isn’t just your ordinary conference; it’s a celebration! Join TASH in celebrating 40 years of progressive leadership and a bright future ahead. Birthday Party! On Thursday, December 3rd, TASH will host a 40th Birthday Party. The party will feature an oral history of TASH. Speakers will include TASH founder, Wayne Sailor. A… read more

Experience Downtown Portland at the 2015 TASH Conference

Located on the banks of the Willamette River, this year’s conference hotel, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is within walking distance of top downtown attractions. As a conference attendee, you’ll be staying in the middle of it all from concerts & local culinary experiences to jogging, biking and kayaking at Waterfront Park. With breathtaking views… read more

Federal Officials Join TASH in Portland

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the 40th anniversary of TASH, people with significant support needs still want and deserve better lives than what is typically available. It’s with the help of federal… read more

Ending Sheltered Workshops in Oregon & Beyond

In 2000, Paula Lane began working in a sheltered workshop in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2010, she earned her biggest paycheck – $53.66 for 81 hours of work. As lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit (Lane v. Brown), Paula fights for the rights of an estimated 7,000 Oregonians who have been or are at… read more

The HCBS Waiver and WIOA at #2015TASHconf

HCBS Waiver In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final rules regarding the settings of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). These rules require HCBS settings to provide opportunities for participants to engage in community life, have access to the community, control their personal resources, and seek employment and work in… read more

Inclusive Education at the TASH Conference

For decades, TASH has been a leader in promoting inclusive practices in education. The guidance and training TASH offers is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices and research, while also highlighting innovative and promising practices. At this year’s conference, educators, students, and parents will come together to discuss practical models that work in the classroom. Attendees… read more

This Conference is a MUST for Early Career Researchers

Are you launching your research career? Are you interested in networking with other researchers in your field? The 2015 TASH Conference provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet with nationally-recognized professors and researchers and become a part of TASH’s Early Career Researcher Network. At this year’s conference, there are three major events being held… read more

Hotel Update | TASH Conference

The room block for this year’s conference at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront has sold out. Attendees who haven’t yet booked their hotel room can receive a discounted room rate at Hotel Modera (515 SW Clay, Portland, Oregon 97201). Hotel Modera is a short five minute walk from the the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront. Please use… read more