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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Krista Puruhito

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
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 across the lifespan. Three of my greatest accomplishments are my children, Eli, Payton and Cooper. Eli and Cooper were both born at 24 weeks gestation. Eli is Autistic and did not speak until he was 6. He is currently in a fabulous 1st grade public gen ed classroom in our home school.