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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Lisa Vallado

Montgomery College
I have autism, and I spell/type to communicate. I am currently enrolled at Montgomery College, and I am transferring in the Spring to finish my bachelor’s degree in Biology. My goal is to pursue a career in neuroscience and research. I live with my parents in Silver Spring, and I have two beautiful sisters. I love playing hockey, traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. I am actively involved in advocating higher education to women with disabilities and individuals with autism. I presented in two local conferences sharing my journey to college and encouraging others to never give up on their dreams.

My Presenters Sessions

Friday, December 6