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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!

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Wednesday, December 1
 

11:00am EST

Day 1 Intensive Workshops
Day 1 Intensives are 75 minute, short-course workshops that are delivered by teams of presenters around a particular topic. Workshops allow attendees to dive into popular topics in more depth. Workshops take place on Wednesday only. The full workshop schedule will be published by the end of September.

Wednesday December 1, 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm EST
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6:15pm EST

Let's Connect Gatherings
Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:15pm - 7:30pm EST
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Thursday, December 2
 

11:00am EST

Opening General Session
Thursday December 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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12:15pm EST

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are topical 45-minute presentations, which will be delivered online. The full breakout schedule will be published by the end of September. Please note: Registration is required to access the session's Zoom links.  

Thursday December 2, 2021 12:15pm - 6:00pm EST
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4:15pm EST

TASH Talks (Part 1)
TASH Talks will be offered on Day 2 (December 2) and Day 5 (December 5). Each session will include a series of 8-10 minute TASH Talks by assigned presenters followed by 15-20 minute group Q&A - allowing conference attendees to have follow-up discussions with TASH Talk presenters. Presentations will be live using Zoom’s webinar format.

Thursday December 2, 2021 4:15pm - 6:00pm EST
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6:15pm EST

Poster Presentation Introductions & Discussions
Poster Presentations capture information about a particular topic and will be shared online this year via 5-minute videos. Presenter's poster content will be published by the end of September.

Poster presentation introductions and discussion will take place during this time slot.

Thursday December 2, 2021 6:15pm - 7:30pm EST
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Friday, December 3
 

11:00am EST

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are topical 45-minute presentations, which will be delivered online. The full breakout schedule will be published by the end of September. Please note: Registration is required to access the session's Zoom links.  

Friday December 3, 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm EST
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6:15pm 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 - Virtual Edition!

Moderators
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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 →

Friday December 3, 2021 6:15pm - 7:15pm EST
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Saturday, December 4
 

11:00am EST

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are topical 45-minute presentations, which will be delivered online. The full breakout schedule will be published by the end of September. Please note: Registration is required to access the session's Zoom links.  

Saturday December 4, 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm EST
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6:15pm EST

 
Sunday, December 5
 

11:30am EST

TASH Talks (Part 2)
TASH Talks will be offered on Day 2 (December 2) and Day 5 (December 5). Each session will include a series of 8-10 minute TASH Talks by assigned presenters followed by 15-20 minute group Q&A - allowing conference attendees to have follow-up discussions with TASH Talk presenters. Presentations will be live using Zoom’s webinar format.

Sunday December 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:15pm EST
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11:30am EST

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are topical 45-minute presentations, which will be delivered online. The full breakout schedule will be published by the end of September. Please note: Registration is required to access the session's Zoom links.  

Sunday December 5, 2021 11:30am - 4:15pm EST
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4:30pm EST

Closing General Session
Sunday December 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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