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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Bob Lawhead

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
Policy Advisor
Bob Lawhead serves as Policy Advisor for the Colorado Developmental Disability Council, advocating in collaboration with people with developmental disabilities for systems change promoting independence, productivity and inclusion for people with disabilities. Previously he was employed as CEO for Community Link, a non-profit agency supporting the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bob has supported self-advocacy for many years as an advisor for Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered of Boulder County. Bob received his MA Ed. from the University of Colorado in 1985. He is Past President of the National Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) and presently serves on APSE’s Public Policy Committee and as Colorado APSE's Public Policy Chair. Bob also serves as Co-Chair of Colorado's Employment First implementation panel. He authored Conversion: from Segregated, Sheltered Workshops to Supported Employment and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Bob has promoted inclusion for people with cognitive disabilities through parent education, systems change consultation and public policy advocacy. Bob and his wife Anastasia have one child Jess, who experiences Down syndrome and who has recently graduated from high school, where he was included in regular classes. Jess has recently been hired by a local pizzeria to assemble delivery boxes and perform stocking duties for several hours each week!
Thursday, December 5

9:00am MST

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Friday, December 6

8:15am MST

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Saturday, December 7

8:30am MST

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