TASH Conference

2017 TASH Conference Recap

Atlanta skyline at dusk

Wow, what an exciting way to close out 2017! We hosted our 42nd annual conference in Atlanta, GA last month. Over 700 attendees from 42 states and five countries (including Guam and Japan) gathered at the 52-story Atlanta Marriott Marquis. (Fun Fact: Scenes from the movies Manhunter, Flight, and The Hunger Games were filmed there!) We… read more

Get to Know the Host City for this Year’s TASH Conference

Atlanta skyline at dusk

Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of individuals who celebrate their passion for disability rights. But it’s not every year that the TASH Conference brings together this community in Atlanta, Georgia ­– the city that spearheaded the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity,… read more

Community Living Sessions & Hot Topics at the TASH Conference

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TASH believes that all people have the right to live in and participate in the community with the supports they need. So for over 40 years, we’ve been committed to expanding person-centered, long-term supports and individualized choice for community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference will place a… read more

Exploring Inclusive Education at the TASH Conference!

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For over 40 years, TASH has advocated for full membership, relationships, participation, and learning for all students with disabilities. We believe that true inclusion can be achieved within general education classrooms, in which students with disabilities have access to general education curriculum and learn alongside their same-aged peers without disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference… read more

Increasing Integrated Employment Opportunities at the TASH Conference

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For over 40 years, TASH has been a leader in the fight to end sub-minimum wages and sheltered work. Most recently, we’ve launched the YES! Center — a national training and technical assistance center dedicated to improving competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with I/DD. Together, TASH and the YES! Center… read more

Congratulations to Our 2017 Award Winners!

Each year, TASH honors those whose contributions have advanced equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities, and whose actions set a high standard for human rights every day. The award recipients will be acknowledged during the 2017 TASH Conference in Atlanta, GA December 13-15, 2017. Congratulations to the 2017 winners! LARRY J. BRUMOND SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP Brenda… read more

Tools for Life Lab at the 2017 TASH Conference

Tools for Life assistive technology lab

TASH is happy to announce that we’ll be hosting the Tools for Life (TFL) Assistive Technology Lab as exhibitors at the 2017 TASH Conference! The TFL Lab provides a range of assistive technologies for you to learn about and demo. Tools for Life, the Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program, is a program of AMAC Accessibility… read more

Rud and Ann Turnbull Join TASH in Atlanta!

Portrait of Ann and Rud Turnbull

TASH is excited to announce Rud and Ann Turnbull as the opening keynote speakers at the 2017 TASH Conference. This year’s TASH Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, December 13-15, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Rud and Ann Turnbull have been professors, researchers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families, and service providers for over four… read more

2016 TASH Conference Recap

Well, St. Louis, you treated us well! Earlier this month, we hosted our 41st annual conference at the beautiful Union Station Hotel. We had nearly 800 attendees, 300 speakers, and two concerts. Every hour on the hour, we were treated to a light show in the hotel’s iconic lobby. Attendees joined us from 48 states… read more

TASH Annual Conference Preview: Inclusion Means Diversity and Cultural Competency

The TASH Amplified logo: a line illustration of a desktop microphone with the TASH Möbius strip inlayed.

Season 1, Episode 16 — 27 November 2016 About this episode Natalie Holdren discusses sessions she will be presenting at the Annual Conference addressing cultural and linguistic competency for school staff working with parents of diverse backgrounds on their students’ Individualized Education Programs, how to make your TASH chapter more inclusive and tools to help… read more