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.

Conference Registration
Registration for the 2019 TASH Conference is open! Conference rates are listed below. Registrations can be submitted one of two ways: online or via our paper registration form. Be sure to review our registration policies first.

To register, click the "Online Registration" button below or submit your registration via mail, fax or email by accessing the paper registration form here.

Call for Proposals is Closed
Thank you to all who submitted proposals for the 2019 TASH Conference. Proposals have been reviewed, and results were shared in mid-August.

Conference Location
This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226.  The nearest airport is the Phoenix International Airport (PHX). To preview the property, click here.

Reserving a Guest Room - Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
A room block has been secured on property at a special rate of $164/night (inclusive of the nightly room rate plus mandatory resort fee) excluding tax.  This rate is available through Wednesday, November 13, 2019, or until our room block is sold out, whichever comes first.  Reserve your room online or call 1-866-837-4156 and mention the "2019 TASH Conference" to receive this reduced rate.

Overflow Hotels
Additional room blocks are now available at the following overflow properties. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided daily for conference attendees to/from the properties below and the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass (SGWHP).

  • Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226 (2.7 miles from SGWHP), $149/night plus tax. Call 520-796-4900 and press #1. Mention the “2019 TASH Conference” on or before Wednesday, November 20* (new extended date) to receive this special rate. For assistance booking an accessible room, contact Cheryl Kenny, Lead Reservation Agent, at 520-796-4910 or cheryl.kenny@gila.casino.
  • Best Western Plus Chandler Hotel & Suites, 7101 West Sundust Road, Chandler, AZ. 88226 (3.0 miles from SGWHP), $99/night plus tax (includes full breakfast). Reserve your room online or call 520-796-1350 and ask for Erva Lupypciw, Erva.Lupypciw@loves.com, on or before Wednesday, November 13*. Mention the “TASH Conference” to receive this special rate.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Chandler, 7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (4.9 miles from SGWHP), $139/night plus tax (includes hot breakfast for 2). Reserve your room online or call 480-961-4444 and ask for group reservations. Mention the code “TAH” on or before Sunday, November 17 (new extended date) to receive this rate. For assistance booking an accessible room, contact Jenn Lawson at X503 or Jennifer.Lawson3@Hilton.com.
* or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information
With nearly 1,000 attendees, the TASH Conference offers outstanding opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.  Your organization will receive excellent visibility among an audience of professors, researchers, educators, administrators, service providers, students, families, and those involved in all levels of public policy. Learn more by reviewing our sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus.

Volunteering at the Conference - Full
Volunteering is a great way to be actively involved at the TASH conference while offsetting some of the full mid-rate conference registration fee. Only TASH members are eligible to volunteer.

A limited number of scholarships are available for self-advocates or family members who demonstrate a need for support to attend the 2019 TASH Conference. Priority is given to TASH members who are first-time conference attendees. Scholarships cover the conference registration fee and Friday's boxed lunch only and does not include travel, other meals, or hotel expenses. The application process is now closed. Recipients were notified October 4, 2019.

Accessibility Services
For a list of wheelchair rental vendors and accessible ground transportation services in the Phoenix area, click here.

Accessibility, Support, and Safe Space Policies
As part of TASH’s work to ensure ALL are included at the conference, we have implemented a number of measures to support your participation at the conference. To view our conference policies, click here.