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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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Jan Kruger

Imagine More
Executive Director
Canberra , Australia
Jan is the Executive Director of Imagine More. She has a Bachelor in Community Education and training in Social Role Valorisation (SRV). Jan has been a strong advocate for people to live valued and inclusive lives for many years.
In 2013 Jan co-founded Imagine More in the ACT to strengthen family leadership and advocacy for people with a disability. She wants people with disability to hold valued social roles, develop meaningful relationships and live typical lives in their communities.
Jack, Jan’s son, has been her most valuable teacher in understanding how to support people with disability to get the good things of life by following a typical life path. She continuously works towards building an ordinary, inclusive life for her son, where he enjoys a sense of belonging as a valued member of his communities. Seeking out valued social roles for a person with disability has been the most powerful lesson for Jan. She believes that relationships are at the centre of a good life. She knows that active participation and contribution are where relationships flourish.