2019 Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner

The 2019 TASH Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Awards Dinner banner. A gold and purple star against a background of faded pale purple light flares. It includes the detail that it is July 25th 2019 at George Washington University.

Symposium & Award Dinner Details

Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
George Washington University Marvin Center
Washington, DC

TASH is celebrating those who have made history in the disability field, and who have worked tirelessly in the legal field for equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. TASH is pleased to announce the third annual Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner, to be held on Thursday, July 25 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. A half-day symposium will explore the intersections between Diversity, Disability, and the Law followed by a reception and dinner to honor Barbara Ransom for her exceptional leadership in disability law.


About Our Distinguished Honoree – Barbara Ransom

A photograph of Barbara Ransom, an African-American woman smiling with narrow eyes, short black hair with silver streaks parted with bangs. She is wearing a white shirt with a collar and a beige jacket. In the background is a large shelf of pale yellow law books with red and black stripes on the spines.Barbara Ransom received her B.S.Ed. in 1971 with the thought that she would do what she had been born to do — be a teacher — for the rest of her life. Barbara applied her teaching credentials to almost every level of education — wisely leaving the middle school experience to more stalwartly comrades. For more than a quarter of a century, Barbara has represented individuals, classes and advocacy organizations in the pursuit of ensuring that persons with disabilities receive rights secured through the U.S. Constitution, Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and various state constitutions and civil rights laws. Recognizing that our nation has been made richer for its ability to fashion laws that value the humanity and potential in each of us, Barbara has used these laws to the best of her ability to ensure that school districts, state and local public servants, businesses — and even some opposing counsel and judges — remain mindful of the soul of America.


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Ticket Pricing and Hotel

Rates are available to register for the entire event, the symposium only or the reception and awards dinner only.

Full Event Reception &
Dinner Only
Luminary $350
Professional $175 $125 $60
Self-Advocate/Family/Student $60 $50 $15

A small room block has been secured at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End, 2121 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. This property is five blocks from our meeting venue, George Washington University's Marvin Center.

The special rate is $199/night plus tax for the nights of July 24 and 25, and includes complimentary Wi-Fi and hot buffet breakfast. This rate is available through July 9, 2019, or until our room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reserve your room online or call 800-992-0698 and mention the group code "g-tash" to receive this reduced rate. If you need assistance reserving an accessible room, contact Ashley Blake at Ashley.blake@hyatt.com.

Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

As a sponsor of TASH’s Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium & Award Dinner, your company/organization will be given a platform to share its story and build brand awareness. Attendees include thought leaders, professionals, policymakers, self-advocates and more! Your investment helps further TASH’s impact on the lives of people with disabilities and helps ensure that they’ll live a life of full inclusion. View our sponsorship and advertisement prospectus.


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