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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Katie Chandler

Sangha Unity Network
Project Consultant
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with Sangha Unity Network as a Project Consultant. Throughout her career, she has worked as a direct support professional, advocate, clinical supervisor, facilitator and consultant. Previously she directed the Developmental Disability Program at the Georgia Advocacy Office, Georgia’s protection and advocacy agency. Katie’s background is in advocacy, focusing on who people are and what they need. She uses the principles of Social Role Valorization to support people with disabilities to have full, meaningful lives and to teach and mentor human service professionals. She develops and leads values based trainings and supports people with disabilities to expand their own self-advocacy skills and capacities. Katie works with groups of people encouraging critical thinking about the impacts of being a recipient of human services and initiates opportunities as a trainer and innovator of social inclusion.