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Welcome to the 2021 TASH Conference 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.

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!  #2021TASHConf will be the Big Tent in the Big Easy!

Call for Proposals: Now Accepting Presentation Proposals
TASH is accepting general and research-based presentation proposals for the 2021 TASH Conference on December 2-4, 2021.  Proposals may be submitted for Day 1 Intensive workshops (Thursday only), 50-minute breakout sessions, poster presentations, or TASH Talks.  Research Colloquium submissions will also be considered.  Our in-depth review process allows us to maintain the highest quality conference possible with programming that reflects TASH's vision for the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life. 

To apply, click CFP General FormatCFP Research Format or CFP Research Colloquium. Submission deadline is Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Conference Location
This year's Conference location is the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113. The nearest airport is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The distance from MSY and Hyatt Regency New Orleans is 11 miles.

Registration
Registration for the 2021 TASH Conference 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





Reserving a Guest Room
A room block has been secured on property at a special rate of $175/night (excluding tax and applicable fees).  Booking information will be provided soon.

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. Take a look at our unique offerings in this year's sponsor and exhibitor prospectus.

Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available for self-advocates or family members who demonstrate a need for support to attend the 2021 TASH Conference. Priority is given to TASH members who are first-time conference attendees, and covers the conference registration fee only. The application process will open in late Summer.

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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