2019 TASH Conference
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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.

Featured Presenters

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Julie Hocker

Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
avatar for Raymond Guron

Raymond Guron

Santa Barbara Unified School District
General Educator
avatar for Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift

Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift

Broadreach Training and Resources


avatar for Nowara Faraj Abudabbous

Nowara Faraj Abudabbous

New Mexico State University
avatar for Floyd Adlawan

Floyd Adlawan

Amazing Artists
avatar for Martin Agran

Martin Agran

University of Wyoming
avatar for Heather Allcock

Heather Allcock

Providence College
Assistant Professor
avatar for Stacey Anderson

Stacey Anderson

Atlanta Regional Commission
Disability Employment Specialist

Haley Andes

Build Inclusion
Associate Director

Natalie Andzik

Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Lindsay Athamanah

Lindsay Athamanah

University of Missouri - St. Louis
Assistant Professor

Erika Aziegbe

University of Houston Clear Lake
ARD Facilitator
avatar for Melanie Bailey

Melanie Bailey

Mesa Public Schools
Inclusion/SLD Teacher
avatar for Katie Barofsky

Katie Barofsky

University of Wisconsin- Madison
Graduate Student
avatar for Kathleen Becht

Kathleen Becht

University of Central Florida
Director of Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education
avatar for Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Executive Director
avatar for Erica Belois-Pacer

Erica Belois-Pacer

APSE National
Professional Development Director
avatar for Brynn Biggs

Brynn Biggs

Bryan ISD
Transition Specialist
avatar for Elizabeth Biggs

Elizabeth Biggs

Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Cynthia Blasko

Cynthia Blasko

Connections through Communication

Alixe Bonardi

Human Services Research Institute
avatar for Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman

University of Utah
Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Lee Anne Brantley

Lee Anne Brantley

DC Department on Disability Services
Complaint System Coordinator
avatar for Kathy Brill

Kathy Brill

Brill Consulting LLC
avatar for Valerie A.  Brooke

Valerie A. Brooke

Virginia Commonwealth University
Principal Investigator -- RRTC on Employment for Persons with...
avatar for Amy Brooks

Amy Brooks

RCM of Washington
avatar for Lydia Brown

Lydia Brown

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Justice Catalyst Fellow

Jennifer Buchter

Eastern Illinois University
avatar for Bud Buckhout

Bud Buckhout

Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Higher Education
Director of InclusiveU
avatar for Jennifer L. Bumble

Jennifer L. Bumble

University of Missouri St. Louis
Assistant Professor of Special Education
avatar for Meghan Burke

Meghan Burke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor
avatar for Kristin Burnette

Kristin Burnette

Doctoral Student
avatar for John Butterworth

John Butterworth

Institute for Community Inclusion

Christopher Button, PhD

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Supervisory Policy Advisor
avatar for Betsie Camilliere

Betsie Camilliere

Calvert County Public Schools
Inclusive Programming Specialist
avatar for Lúcia Canha

Lúcia Canha

University of Lisbon
Pos-doc Researcher
avatar for Don Cardinal

Don Cardinal

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability, Chapman University
avatar for Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson

University of Kansas
Graduate Research Assistant / PhD Candidate
avatar for Erik Carter

Erik Carter

Vanderbilt University

Sharon Carver

Director of Community Engagement
avatar for Katie Chandler

Katie Chandler

Sangha Unity Network
Project Consultant

Richard Chapman

The University of South Florida
Ph.D. Student
avatar for Pascal Cheng

Pascal Cheng

Howard Center
Education and Communication Specialist

Mina Chun

University of Lynchburg
avatar for Karina Cooper-Duffy

Karina Cooper-Duffy

Western Carolina University
Profession in Special Education

Susan Copeland

University of New Mexico

Annie Corley-Hand

Berkeley Heights BOE
avatar for Kathy Costello

Kathy Costello

TIES Program Director
avatar for Patricia Cottingham

Patricia Cottingham

Disability Rights Nebraska
Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Coordinator
avatar for Cesilee Coulson

Cesilee Coulson

Executive Director
avatar for Debra Curran

Debra Curran

Parent Advocate
avatar for Edie Cusack

Edie Cusack

REACH Program College of Charleston
Executive Director
avatar for Sharon Delvisco

Sharon Delvisco

Team Dynamics, LLC
Training and Education Coordinator
avatar for Stephanie Devine

Stephanie Devine

Georgia Southern University
Assistant Professor

Vanessa DiCarlo

IncludED Consulting, LLC
avatar for Hope Leet Dittmeier

Hope Leet Dittmeier

Mattingly Edge
Executive Director
avatar for Robin Dodds

Robin Dodds

California State University Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education

Charles Dukes

Florida Atlantic University
avatar for Stacy Dymond

Stacy Dymond

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Jon Kofi Edwards

Jon Kofi Edwards


Mary Fisher

Lewis University

Andrea Forsyth

University of Nevada, Reno
Doctoral Student
avatar for Beth Foster

Beth Foster

Cal Poly Pomona University
Assistant Professor in Adapted Physical Education
avatar for Grace Francis

Grace Francis

George Mason University
Assistant Professor, Special Education
avatar for Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman

City University of New York (CUNY)
Associate Professor
avatar for Michele Gardner

Michele Gardner

Berkeley Heights Public Schools
Director of Special Services
avatar for Kathy Gee

Kathy Gee

California State University, Sacramento

David German

Newman Aaronson Vanaman LLP
Special Education Attorney
avatar for Audri Gomez

Audri Gomez

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability-Chapman University
Associate Director
avatar for Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

California State University, Sacramento
Professor, Teaching Credentials-Special Education

Jill Grattan

University of Nevada, Reno
avatar for Lyann Grogan

Lyann Grogan

Director of Training & Outreach

Brianna Grumstrup

University of Nevada, Reno
Doctoral Student
avatar for Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

University of Minnesota
Research Associate
avatar for Amy Hanreddy

Amy Hanreddy

Cal State Northridge
Associate Professor, Special Education
avatar for Eric Hartz

Eric Hartz

Madison Metro School District
Post Secondary Coordinator

Rima Hatoum

International Development Consultants

Kathryn Haughney

Georgia Southern University

Sharon Head

University of New Mexico
Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Phyllis Holton

Phyllis Holton

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Deputy Director
avatar for Shari Hopkins

Shari Hopkins

Western Oregon University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Juliana Huerena

Juliana Huerena

Operational Manager

Jerry Hulick

avatar for Sandy Jordan

Sandy Jordan

Able South Carolina
Director of Employment Programs

Lizzie Juaniza-Saso

Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell
Transition Associate
avatar for Rebecca Kammes

Rebecca Kammes

Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
avatar for Michael Kendrick

Michael Kendrick

Kendrick Consulting Intl
avatar for Laurie Kimball

Laurie Kimball

Director of Planning & Team Development
avatar for Emma Van der Klift

Emma Van der Klift

Broadreach Training and Resources
avatar for Kim Knox

Kim Knox

New Mexico State University
Doctoral Student, Graduate Research Assistant
avatar for Allison Kroesch

Allison Kroesch

Illinois State University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Jennifer Kurth

Jennifer Kurth

University of Kansas
Associate Professor
avatar for Kirsten Lansey

Kirsten Lansey

University of Arizona
Doctoral Student
avatar for Harvey Lavoy

Harvey Lavoy

Community Developmental Services
Director Communication & Training & Resources
avatar for Leslie Lederer

Leslie Lederer

Florida TASH
Vice President

Karen Lee

Executive Director
avatar for Christopher Lenart

Christopher Lenart

Disability Awareness
avatar for Jenny Lengyel

Jenny Lengyel

Total Living Concept
Executive Director
avatar for Erin Leveton

Erin Leveton

Alvarez & Marsal
avatar for Lingyu Li

Lingyu Li

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Student
avatar for Leslie Lipson

Leslie Lipson

Lipson Advocacy: Educational, Legal and Strategy Specialist
avatar for Kristina Lopez

Kristina Lopez

Arizona State University
Assistant Professor

Matthew Love

San Jose State University
Assistant Professor

Kristin Lucas

avatar for Sean Luechtefeld

Sean Luechtefeld

Communications Director
avatar for Karla Lynch

Karla Lynch

King County Developmental Disabilities Division
Program Manager
avatar for Kristin Joannou Lyon

Kristin Joannou Lyon

University of Kansas
Research Associate
avatar for Stephanie MacFarland

Stephanie MacFarland

University of Arizona

Megan Mann

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
Clinical Consultant
avatar for Denise Marshall

Denise Marshall

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Executive Director
avatar for Rosa McAllister

Rosa McAllister

Networks for Training and Development, Inc.
Co-founder and Organizational Advisor
avatar for Katie McCabe

Katie McCabe

University of Wisconsin-Madison
avatar for Meaghan McCollow

Meaghan McCollow

California State University East Bay
Assistant Professor

Kiki McGough

PBS Consultant
avatar for Aja McKee

Aja McKee

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Assistant Professor
avatar for Lanya (Lane) McKittrick

Lanya (Lane) McKittrick

Center on Reinventing Public Education
Research Analyst

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