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2019 TASH Conference
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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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Elizabeth Biggs

Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
Elizabeth E. Biggs, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. She started working with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a special education teacher on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and has worked extensively particularly with students who use AAC in the roles of an educator, a consultant, and a researcher. Her research focuses on identifying interventions that promote the flourishing of children and adolescents with significant developmental disabilities in authentic school and community settings. In this work, she is particularly interested in the intersection of communication and social development for children and adolescents who use AAC, including children’s social relationships with peers without disabilities. She also focuses work on understanding the complex factors that influence implementation and sustainment of effective interventions in practice.


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