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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!

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Wednesday, December 1
 

4:00pm EST

TASH Board of Directors Meeting
This meeting is open to TASH board members only.

Speakers
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Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept
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Michael Brogioli

Executive Director, TASH
Michael J. Brogioli recently joined TASH to serve as Executive Director. Michael (Mike) brings over twenty years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector including past leadership positions as executive director of the Autism Coalition for Research and Education, the... Read More →


Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
TBA 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

6:30pm EST

Pre-Conference Registration Check-in
Stop by to check in and get your name badge before the rush! The Registration Desk is open during these hours.

Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Registration Desk - TBD 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
 
Thursday, December 2
 

7:00am EST

Registration Check-in
Check in and get your name badge here! The Registration Desk is open during these hours.

Thursday December 2, 2021 7:00am - 6:00pm EST
Registration Desk - TBD 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

8:00am EST

Day 1 Intensive Workshops
Day 1 Intensives are short-course workshops that are delivered by teams of presenters around a particular topic in an assigned room from 1.5-4 hours. Workshops allow attendees to dive into popular topics in more depth. Workshops take place on Thursday only.

Thursday December 2, 2021 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

4:00pm EST

Exhibit Hall Opens!
Thursday December 2, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

7:00pm EST

Film Festival
In addition to the outstanding presentations, attendees also have an opportunity to experience the fine art of film making at the 2021 TASH Conference

Moderators
avatar for Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor

Manager, Membership & Communications, TASH
Donald Taylor has been with TASH since 2014, where he is the Manager of Membership & Communications, responsible for membership and chapters, data systems and communication, and collaborates closely with other staff to make sure TASH systems support their work. Donald comes from a... Read More →

Thursday December 2, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
 
Friday, December 3
 

7:00am EST

Registration Check-in
Check in and get your name badge here! The Registration Disk will be open during these hours.

Friday December 3, 2021 7:00am - 6:00pm EST
Registration Desk - TBD 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

8:00am EST

Exhibit Hall
Friday December 3, 2021 8:00am - 7:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

8:15am EST

Opening General Session
Friday December 3, 2021 8:15am - 9:30am EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

9:45am EST

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are topical 50-minute presentations delivered in assigned meeting rooms.

Friday December 3, 2021 9:45am - 5:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

5:15pm EST

Networking Reception
Friday December 3, 2021 5:15pm - 6:45pm EST
Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

5:15pm EST

Poster Presentations
Poster Presentations capture information about a particular topic in the form of printed text and graphics. Poster presentations are displayed on large foam core boards.  Poster presentations are shared during a 1.5-hour period in a large room with other poster presentations.

    Friday December 3, 2021 5:15pm - 6:45pm EST
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
     
    Saturday, December 4
     

    7:30am EST

    Registration Check-in
    Check in and get your name badge here! The Registration Desk will be open during these hours.

    Saturday December 4, 2021 7:30am - 12:00pm EST
    Registration Desk - TBD 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    8:00am EST

    Exhibit Hall
    Saturday December 4, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    8:00am EST

    Breakout Sessions
    Breakout sessions are topical 50-minute presentations delivered in assigned meeting rooms.

    Saturday December 4, 2021 8:00am - 4:10pm EST
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    12:00pm EST

    Membership Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
    Saturday December 4, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    4:20pm EST

    Closing General Session
    Saturday December 4, 2021 4:20pm - 5:00pm EST
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
     


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