Welcome to the 2021 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition website!

Each year, the TASH Conference brings together individuals with significant disabilities and their allies 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 advocates, leaders, and subject matter experts from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees play an important role in supporting individuals with significant disabilities to overcome various barriers in order to live their best lives. Central to this work is the premise that individuals reach their optimal potential only when they are given the opportunity to live, work and thrive across the lifespan in the same communities we are all members of. The Conference is intentionally designed to support the interests of professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; home and community-based service providers; students, family members, and most importantly, self-advocates with lived experience.

This year, while we are taking the Conference virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that our unique approach to providing exceptional first-rate content and building strong community ties and connections across various stakeholders will yield an extraordinary event! We have taken extra steps to bring people closer together during these times, as well as to create an amazing virtual environment that expands our knowledge and spurs our creative thinking into action!  Our Conference theme, Celebrating Community and Connections, reminds us of the value of gathering together as a diverse community to advance equity, opportunity and inclusion for all!

Need technical assistance during the conference? Please email our support staff at helpdesk@tash.org.

The 2021 TASH Conference is dedicated to TASH co-founder, Dr. Lou Brown. Learn more about Lou’s impact and legacy to the disability rights movement here.

2021 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition: How to Participate
SCHED (this website) is TASH's virtual Conference platform. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail invitation with instructions to create your attendee account in SCHED, where you will, then, be able to create your custom Conference schedule, access the Zoom links to presentations, and more!  

Registration for the 2021 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition is now open! Signing up for a TASH membership today will save you money on your Conference registration and provide you with member benefits for a full year! To learn more, please visit our website at www.TASH.org/join.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
We hope you will consider partnering with us! We are creating an environment with opportunities and innovative ways for our sponsors and exhibitors to play a meaningful role in our Conference and substantially increase their reach across various diverse stakeholders. To view our virtual Conference prospectus, click here.

A limited number of scholarships are available for self-advocates who demonstrate a need for support to attend the 2021 TASH Conference - Virtual Edition. Priority is given to first-time Conference attendees and current TASH members. The application portal closed on Tuesday, September 28th. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and notifications will be emailed by late October, 2021.

Call for Proposals is Closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals to present at the 2021 TASH Conference! Our in-depth review process allows us to maintain the highest quality Conference with programming that reflects TASH's vision for the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life. Results will be shared by mid-August.

Accessibility, Support, and Safe Space Policies
As part of TASH’s work to ensure ALL are included at the Conference, we have implemented a number of measures to support your participation at the conference. To view our Conference policies, click here.

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