TASH Regional Conference | New England

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Inclusive School and Community Engagement Across the Lifespan: An Ethical Imperative

Date: May 12, 2015
Location: Marlborough, MA – Best Western Royal Plaza & Hotel
Co-Hosted By: TASH New England
Early-Bird Rate* | Member – $120  Non-member – $140
Regular Rate | Member – $140  Non-member –  $160
*Early-Bird Rate ends April 28
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This regional conference will elevate your commitment to inclusive practices! We will review the evidence: why is it imperative for people with significant disabilities to be included? What happens to communities as a result? What are the evidence-based practices that support people with significant disabilities and support needs to succeed in typical community settings throughout their lives? Topics will feature philosophy and values that guide practice; successful family and community engagement strategies; and the role of all stakeholders. Speakers are prepared to address content relevant to each stakeholder group in every session.

Who Should Attend?
  • State agency leaders and senior staff – Education, DD Council, Disability Rights, etc. Learn Why?
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselors. Learn Why?
  • Educators, Education Leaders, Resource Professionals. Learn Why?
  • Parents and Family Members. Learn Why?
  • Self advocates. Learn Why?

Paper Registration  Sponsors

All participants who are in need of accommodations (personal assistants, interpreters, and/or dietary restrictions) are required to complete the accommodations request form here.

Sponsored by:


Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers


Disability Law Center 


Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, May 12th

8:15 AM | Registration, Refreshments and Networking

8:45 AM | Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:30 AM | Keynote Presentation

The Importance of Peer to Peer Relationships
Anne Fracht, President of Mass Advocates Standing Strong

9:45 – 11:45 AM | Plenary Session

Presenters will each provide a basic overview of the following topics and suggest ways other stakeholders (parents, self advocates, educators, adult services professionals, vocational rehabilitation counselors, etc.) can work together to advance inclusive communities:

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Working Lunch (lunch will be provided)
Panel of Stakeholders Facilitated by Lydia Brown – Our Voices: Self-Advocate Leadership in Inclusion Advocacy– Shain Neumeier, Chester Finn and Max Barrows 

Afternoon How-To Workshops:
Attendees can choose to attend 2 of the 5 sessions listed above.  All 5 sessions will be presented during 2 different time blocks; the first at 1:15 PM and the second at 2:45 PM.

1:15 – 2:30 PM | How-To Workshops
Attendees will learn skills they can apply immediately.

2:30 PM | Networking & Break

2:45 – 4:00 PM | How-To Workshops
Attendees will learn skills they can apply immediately.

4:15 PM | Wrap Up
What will we commit to toward a more equitable and inclusive world?

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