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 • 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Survivors of Institutions: Life Story Lessons of a Remembered Community Full

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In all diverse communities, an elder population exists eager to tell its stories. Memories were videotaped of ten individuals speaking freely from community homes as they describe survival at a state institution. Twenty additional stories were derived from review of archival records. These stories continue to inform inclusive communities today.

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Mary Schreiner

Associate Professor of Education, Alvernia University
I have been a lifelong advocate and professional serving individuals with disabilities, but learned the most in the last two years when I interviewed and recorded the life stories of survivors from Pennhurst, a state institution for individuals with intellectual disabilities that... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm MST
Meeting Room: Ant 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226