2019 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.

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Cheri Mitchell

People First GA and The Georgia Advocacy Office
Cheri Mitchell is first and foremost a Self-Advocate. She has spent the last twenty years working on behalf of people with disabilities and people who are elderly, and mentoring and supporting self-advocates across Georgia and the nation. She is dedicated to helping people get out of nursing facilities and back into the community and helping people find housing.
She has worked at the Georgia P&A, the Georgia Advocacy Office, for nearly twelve years. She is a member of the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) Advisory Committee and the TASH Self-Advocacy Committee. She is a successful national grassroots organizer and serves as the National Chair of the Long Road Home campaign- an initiative to celebrate the successes gained through the implementation of the Olmstead decision and to point to work that still remains to be done.
Cheri is a former President of People First of Georgia, a cross-disability organization, a former Chair of the NDRN Self-Advocacy Committee, and served on the NDRN Program Advisory Committee.
She is a seasoned public speaker and social justice poet writing from her disability experience. Cheri loves making a difference and helping people find their voice.