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


Self Advocacy Jeopardy Trivia Game
Join us to be part of our Self Advocacy Jeopardy trivia game. Participants will work together in teams to answer trivia questions about disability issues and other fun categories. Teams will be chosen on a first-come first serve basis so get there early. Prizes will be given to the winning team so good luck to all!

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George M. Garcia

Executive Director, Southwest Institute for Families and Children
George Garcia is Executive Director of Southwest Institute for Families and Children, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support people with disabilities through empowerment, advocacy, and knowledge.
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Juliana Huerena

Operational Manager, SABE/SWI

Friday December 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Meeting Room: Quail 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226


#2019TASHbash Dance - A Celebration of Inclusion
Meet up with friends at the #2019TASHbash hosted by the Self Advocacy Committee!  Come dance the night away to your favorite hip-hop tunes. Hearty appetizers will be served.

Friday December 6, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Akimel Ballroom 4 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226
Saturday, December 7


Included. Supported. Empowered. Story Room
TASH is excited to partner with the ANCOR Foundation’s Included. Supported. Empowered. campaign to gather stories of people with disabilities, their family members and other disability advocates who are making a significant difference in people’s lives and communities. The video footage we gather will be used in our collective efforts to show the world the importance of investing in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the supports that enable community inclusion possible.

Telling your story is easy and fun, and is a great way for you to become an advocate! To tell your story, stop by the ANCOR exhibit table (Akimel Ballroom 1) to sign up!  Videotaping will take place in the meeting room, Butterfly, located on the third level (near the hotel's reservation check-in desk) of the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass on Saturday, December 7 from 8 am-4 pm.

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Sean Luechtefeld

Communications Director, ANCOR
Check out my session on the why and how of telling your personal story as a disability advocate. Stop by the Included. Supported. Empowered. Story Room on Saturday to go on camera and show the world why supporting people of all abilities is essential. And, visit the ANCOR booth in... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room: Butterfly (Third Level) 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226