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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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Wednesday, December 4
 

11:30am

TASH Board of Directors Meeting
Open to TASH board members only.

Moderators
avatar for Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Executive Director, TASH
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Ph.D. is the Executive Director at TASH, a non-profit that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities. She is a national consultant who helps people with disabilities develop and implement strategies for greater autonomy... Read More →
avatar for Ruby Moore

Ruby Moore

Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
Ruby Moore is the Executive Director of the Georgia Advocacy Office, the designated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in Georgia. Moore is nationally known for her work in the disability field over the past 40 years, particularly in the areas of employment... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 11:30am - 6:00pm
Meeting Room: Eagle 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226
 
Thursday, December 5
 

4:00pm

North Carolina TASH Chapter Meeting
This will be our 4th quarter meeting.

Moderators
avatar for Karina Cooper-Duffy

Karina Cooper-Duffy

Profession in Special Education, Western Carolina University

Thursday December 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room: Buzzard 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226
 
Friday, December 6
 

9:45am

Community Living Committee Meeting
Check out the Community Living Committee and contribute to our plans for 2020.

Moderators
avatar for Jenny Lengyel

Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept

Friday December 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am
Komatke Ballroom E 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

10:55am

Florida TASH Chapter Meeting
Please join us to learn about what’s happening in the state of Florida and how you can become involved with out state chapter.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Lederer

Leslie Lederer

Vice President, Florida TASH
Leslie Martin Lederer was a Disability Rights Advocate for 2 Protection and Advocacy’s and worked with children and youth as a teacher, inclusion facilitator, counselor, residential supervisor and advocate. She presents workshops on a variety of topics including Special Education... Read More →
avatar for LaQuita Montgomery

LaQuita Montgomery

LS Montgomery & Associates, Inc
I’m a TASH board member and co-chair of the Diversity & Cultural Competency Committee. I’m also the current president of the Florida TASH chapter. I’ve been in the field for over 20 years working primarily in home and community settings. I’m also a board certified behavior... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Komatke Ballroom E 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

1:05pm

Kentucky TASH Chapter Meeting
A gathering of conference participants from KY and surrounding states.

Moderators
avatar for Hope Leet Dittmeier

Hope Leet Dittmeier

Executive Director, Mattingly Edge

Friday December 6, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Meeting Room: Jackrabbit 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

2:10pm

Missouri TASH Chapter Meeting
All are welcome to join Missouri TASH members. If you are interested in finding out how to connect with others in Missouri or nearby Midwestern states - come on by!

Presenters
avatar for April Regester

April Regester

Associate Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis


Friday December 6, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room: Jackrabbit 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

2:10pm

RPSD Associate Editor's Meeting
Meeting limited to Associate Editors of RPSD only.

Moderators
avatar for Stacy Dymond

Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →
avatar for Fred Spooner

Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte

Friday December 6, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Komatke Ballroom E 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

3:20pm

Early Career Researcher Business Meeting and Networking
Attention all early career researchers and doctoral students: Please join us for our annual business meeting and networking event.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Zagona

Alison Zagona

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Friday December 6, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Bee Hive 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

3:20pm

Starting a New TASH Chapter
Are you interested in starting a Chapter to advance TASH values in your area?  We can help!  Stop by and we will discuss the process of starting a Chapter and how you can get activated as quickly as possible.

Moderators
avatar for Veronica McGee

Veronica McGee

President, Alabama TASH
I am a parent of a son born with congenital hydrocephalus. Kyle is 18 and is nonverbal and uses both a manual and power chair. This is my 2nd consecutive year to attend TASH. Since my first conference last year in St. Louis, I along with my mentor and friend, Susan Ellis, organized... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

4:25pm

Inclusive Education Committee Meeting
Come JOIN the Inclusive Education Committee or just come to find out what we are about. We will discuss our focus for the upcoming year in regards to our impact on information for the TASH website and to the TASH community at large. We are only as effective as the participation of our members! Come join us!

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Becht

Kathleen Becht

Director of Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education, University of Central Florida
My interests focus on parent issues, literacy for students with intellectual disabilities, and inclusive postsecondary education (TPSID)High Expectations!

Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room: Jackrabbit 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

4:25pm

New England TASH Chapter Meet and Greet
Come meet other members of TASH New England and share ideas and camaraderie in a relaxed format. Even if you can only stay for a short time, we'd love to see you!

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Kimball

Laurie Kimball

Director of Planning & Team Development, KFI
Laurie Kimball is Director of Planning and Team Development for KFI, which has 4 offices in Maine. Laurie works with support teams to create opportunities for all people to live in typical homes, work in competitive jobs, nurture valued relationships, and be fully participating members... Read More →


Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room: Scorpion 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

5:00pm

AAC Users Meet and Chat
This is an informal meet and chat for those who use devices, keyboards and letterboards to get to know others from around the country, and have discussions together!

Moderators
avatar for Amy Hanreddy

Amy Hanreddy

Associate Professor, Special Education, Cal State Northridge

Friday December 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room: Thunder 2 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226
 
Saturday, December 7
 

7:30am

Research and Publication Committee Meeting
RPSD Practitioner Journal Research Colloquium

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Kurth

Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
avatar for Fred Spooner

Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte

Saturday December 7, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am
Meeting Room: Bird 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

9:35am

Employment Committee Meeting
Come join in on the December meeting of the National TASH employment committee. We will be reviewing our accomplishments for 2019 and begin to lay out our goals for 2020.

Moderators
avatar for Cesilee Coulson

Cesilee Coulson

Executive Director, WISE
avatar for Ruby Moore

Ruby Moore

Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
Ruby Moore is the Executive Director of the Georgia Advocacy Office, the designated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in Georgia. Moore is nationally known for her work in the disability field over the past 40 years, particularly in the areas of employment... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
Meeting Room: Bird 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

10:45am

RPSD Editorial Board Meeting
We will review the status of the journal and discuss issues and suggestions from members of the Editorial Board.

Moderators
avatar for Stacy Dymond

Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
Meeting Room: Bird 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

1:10pm

Cal-TASH Chapter Meeting
Meet your fellow Cal-TASH members!

Moderators
avatar for Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

Jean Gonsier-Gerdin

Professor, Teaching Credentials-Special Education, California State University, Sacramento
avatar for Molly K. Rearick

Molly K. Rearick

Founder & Executive Director, IGNITE Collective, Inc.
communication, AAC, transition, adult supports, inclusive education

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

2:15pm

Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee Meeting
This committee aims to expand the participation rates of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disabilities in every aspect of life. Additionally, this committee makes recommendations to increase the diversity of TASH members, evaluates TASH’s success at including different populations in TASH functions and guides TASH actions to promote diversity and inclusion. Please join us to develop our annual goals and action plan.

Moderators
avatar for LaQuita Montgomery

LaQuita Montgomery

LS Montgomery & Associates, Inc
I’m a TASH board member and co-chair of the Diversity & Cultural Competency Committee. I’m also the current president of the Florida TASH chapter. I’ve been in the field for over 20 years working primarily in home and community settings. I’m also a board certified behavior... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Meeting Room: Bird 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226