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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Friday, December 6 • 1:04pm - 4:10pm
TASH Talks

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TASH Talks are informal discussions regarding a topic that are not meant to provide answers, but rather evoke creative thinking about an issue (e.g. personal experience, story, point of view). The order of presentations is done using a lottery system over a three-hour period. Each presenter delivers their talk on proposed/approved topic for 8-10 minutes followed by a brief Q&A.

This year's TASH Talk presentations include:

I Love Sports! by Brenna Hoorn
Mom Knows I Can do More than the Teacher Says I Can: An Inclusion Success Story by Krista Puruhito
Soaring as a Pro: Disability Advocate in College by Will Fried
Perceptions of Inclusive Education in Mexico City: An Exploratory Study by Grace Francis
Coming of Age with Autism by Matthew Lager
Our Story, Their Words: An Artistic Inquiry on Trauma and Misunderstanding by Molly Peabody
Undocumented with Disabilities in America: Ensuring Service Providers Treat Immigrants and Minorities with Disabilities Equally by Jacob Goodman
Involving High School Students with Intellectual Disability in the IEP Meeting by Maureen Howard, Grace Francis
Find Me! I am Missing in Early Childhood Intervention Programs by Erika Aziegbe

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Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept


Matthew Lager

Self-advocate and student

Erika Aziegbe

ARD Facilitator, University of Houston Clear Lake
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Grace Francis

Assistant Professor, Special Education, George Mason University
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Jake M. Goodman

Undergraduate Student Double Majoring in Political Science and Geography & Environmental Planning., Towson University
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Krista Puruhito

Lecturer, Arizona State University
I am an Arizona native and ASU sun devil at heart. I have my master's degree in educational psychology and PhD in Family and Human Development. I am a lecturer in the Family and Human Development program at ASU and I study learning and motivation, PTSD in NICU families, and Inclusion... Read More →
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Will Fried

I am college student with a disability at Salisbury University on the autism spectrum that educates people on what colleges should do to better help students with disabilities.

Friday December 6, 2019 1:04pm - 4:10pm MST
Meeting Room: Akimel Ballroom 4 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226