Presentations on Recreation and Leisure for People with Disabilities at the TASH Annual Conference

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Season 1, Episode 10 — 3 June 2016

About this episode

TASH’s 2016 Annual Conference will be adding a thread on recreation and leisure for people with disabilities. The initiative is being championed by Susan Fleming, the Executive Director of the Recreation Council of Greater Saint Louis. We talk with Susan about the importance of recreation in a fully integrated life in the community. She also offers some guidance about what sorts of presentations would be interesting to attendees of the 2016 Annual Conference. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Tuesday, June 7th.

About the presenters

Susan Fleming is the Executive Director of the Recreation Council of Greater Saint Louis.

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Announcer: You’re listening to TASH Amplified, a podcast that seeks to transform research and experience concerning inclusion and equity for people with disabilities into solutions people can use in their everyday lives.

Today we’re talking with Susan Fleming, the executive director of the Recreation Council of Greater Saint Louis. In addition to her work on inclusion in recreation, Susan is leading the effort to add a recreation and leisure theme to TASH’s Annual Conference. We talk about the ways recreation fosters membership in the community for people with disabilities and what sorts of projects would make good presentations for fellow conference attendees.

Complete transcript forthcoming

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Today we spoke with Susan Fleming about some new themes for TASH’s annual conference. You can learn more about the Recreation Council of Greater Saint Louis by visiting The Call for Proposals for our annual conference is open until Tuesday, June 7th. You can submit a proposal at Our Annual Conference this year will be November 30th through December 2nd. You can learn more about the conference and register at

TASH is a values and research-based advocacy association located in Washington, D.C., with local chapters coving 18 states. In 2015 we celebrated our 40th anniversary. We offer organization, advocacy, collaboration, scholarship and education for people with disabilities, researchers, educators, service providers and family members. In addition to this podcast series, we offer a scholarly quarterly, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, a popular magazine, Connections, a series of conferences. You can learn more about TASH at You can receive updates from TASH on this podcast and our other activities by following us on Facebook or on twitter at @TASHtweet.

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This interview was originally recorded on 21 April 2016.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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