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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Saturday, December 7 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Family Working Together for Inclusion through Advocacy Seating Available

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We will be presenting Alexandra Adlawan, a twenty-five-year-old woman diagnosed with ASD and her family support system. When building anything, it is very important to have a diverse sustainable and adaptable base that will provide solid support. Alexandra Adlawan is an artist/writer/illustrator and animator. As a principal in a family run business, Amazing Artists LLC, she has written and illustrated two children's books in her "THE ADVENTURES OF MADDIE AND ALBERT" series, as well as, written/illustrated/directed and voiced her "INCLUSION" animation video. Alexandra focuses on sharing her art with young children in her community of Long Beach, California. She recently shared her books with 200+ children from K-2 at Cubberley Elementary during Autism Week focusing on "Celebrating Differences". Alexandra has been invited to participate with Long Beach Unified School District during the 2019-2020 school year with more events across the district as LBUSD focus on Inclusion initiative similar to NYC Public Schools Nest Program. Our presentation will share our family's journey from diagnosis to today. Together we are creating an environment where the focus is on achievement and not "the" disability. We will be presenting written as well as audio/video material.

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Floyd Adlawan

Amazing Artists
Alexandra Adlawan, Alex for short, is a Long Beach, CA resident who began drawing characters and creating stories in 5th grade. At Gatsby Books in Long Beach, the Millikan High School graduate celebrated the debut of her first children’s book entitled “Wild Imagination: The Adventures... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm MST
Meeting Room: Ant 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226