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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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Veronica McGee

Alabama TASH
President
Birmingham, AL
I live in Birmingham, Alabama.  My husband Steve and I have four children.  Our middle son Kyle, was born with a rare form of congenital hydrocephalus.  Kyle uses ACC and gestures to communicate and is also a power chair user.  Kyle is working towards CIE with his employment team at his unpaid internship with Ascension Healthcare.  Kyle joined Ascension when he was 15.  Kyle and I advocate for systems change in our state to help people with the most significant disabilities have access to CIE.  Currently, we are also working with a housing coalition that we put together to develop an affordable, inclusive and accessible housing community in Birmingham.  I would love to talk with other disability-forward visionaries that are working on predevelopment housing communities.   I work for PeopleFirst of Alabama as a project manager for our IDD  Community Waiver Program that was launched 10/1/2021.  PeopleFirst will be providing two services for this waiver - Peer Specialists and Family Navigators.   I am currently a cohort for the 2021-2022 class of Partners in PolicyMaking in Alabama.  
I am a member of Applied Self-Direction and participate on their advisory council.
I have attended three in-person TASH conferences and Kyle and I have presented at one.  This will be my second virtual!  We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends!
Thursday, December 5
 

8:45am MST

10:30am MST

1:00pm MST

2:45pm MST

5:00pm MST

 
Friday, December 6
 

8:15am MST

9:45am MST

10:55am MST

1:05pm MST

2:10pm MST

3:20pm MST

5:15pm MST

 
Saturday, December 7
 

10:45am MST

1:10pm MST

2:15pm MST

 

My Moderators Sessions

Friday, December 6
 

3:20pm MST