2020 Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner

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Symposium & Award Dinner Details

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington College of Law, American University
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Yuma Building, Terrace Level

Washington, DC 20016

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 fourth annual Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the American University, Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall in Washington, DC. A half-day legal symposium will explore Inclusion as a Human and Civil Right: Past, Present, and Future Legal and Advocacy Implications followed by a reception and dinner honoring Judith Gran for her exceptional leadership in disability law.


About Our Distinguished Honoree – Judith Gran, Esq.

A portrait of Judith Gran: a woman wearing a pink blazer and pears. She is turned quarter-profile against a brown photographer's backdrop.Ms. Gran practiced law at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia from 1984 to 2009. She served as Director of Disability Projects from 1998 to 2009. She has conducted class action litigation to obtain community services for institutionalized persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Montana, California, Illinois and Tennessee. Her work as counsel for the Arc of Pennsylvania and the plaintiff class during the implementation phase of the consent decree in Halderman v. Pennhurst from 1986 through 1998 led to significant improvements in community service systems in Philadelphia and other counties. Ms. Gran represents special education students in administrative and judicial proceedings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states, including the class action suit Gaskin v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a case brought to enforce the least restrictive environment mandate of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that is now in the implementation phase. She is a currently a partner at Reisman Carolla Gran & Zuba.


Agenda forthcoming.

5:00 pm:Reception
6:00 pm:Welcome
7:00 pm:Introduction
7:15 pm:Keynote Presentation
8:00 pm:Presentation of the Award
8:30 pm:Closing

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
Professional $175 $150 $75
Self-Advocate/Family/Student/Retired $60 $50 $20

Wait! Before purchasing tickets, did you know that event sponsorships include from one to six tickets? Check out our conference prospectus here or sign up to be a sponsor online here.

A room block has been secured at the Courtyard Marriott Bethesda Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 for the nights of June 23–24, 2020, at a room rate of $225/night plus tax and any service fees. The hotel is 1.5 miles from the American University, Washington College of Law.

To reserve a guestroom, use one of the following options:

  • Click on the Marriott reservation link and follow the prompts.
  • Call the reservation desk at 301-828-3364 x7000 and mention the group code "2020 Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium Room Block" to receive the above room rate.
  • Contact Kiuana Smith, Onsite Reservations Coordinator, 301-656-1500 X7000, for assistance in reserving an accessible guest room.

Don’t delay! The room block is available through Saturday, May 23, 2020, or whenever it is filled, whichever comes first.


Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

As a sponsor of TASH’s Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium & Award Dinner, your 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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