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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Erik Carter

Vanderbilt University
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education
Erik Carter is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University and co-Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. His scholarship focuses on research-based and principle-driven strategies for supporting inclusion and valued roles for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in school, community, and congregational settings. He has published more than 250 articles and chapters, along with six books.