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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
40th Birthday Celebration

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Come Celebrate TASH's 40th anniversary with special spekares that will talk about teh history of TASH, It's present, and what the future holds. 

There will be music, entertaiment, food, cake, dancing, performances, and lots more!


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Alito Alessi

Artistic Director, DanceAbility International
Dance for ALL people. Choreography. Inclusion. Art vs. therapy.
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Dawn Brown

Development Director, TASH
Dawn Brown serves as the Director of Development for TASH. Dawn is responsible for all aspects of fund development for TASH, including securing support of the conference through sponsors, writing grants, promoting annual giving among the membership and building community relationships. Dawn... Read More →
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Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, Youth Employment Solutions Center / National TASH
Alison DeYoung is currently the Project Manager with the Youth Employment Solutions Center - YES! Center. The YES! Center is a national Training and Technical Assistance Center that serves as a central source of information, expertise and comprehensive support for the Partnerships... Read More →
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Kathy Gee

Professor, California State University, Sacramento
inclusive education, meaningful access to core curriculum; augmentative communication; PBIS; elementary and secondary education; resaerch
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Norris Haring

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Kirk Hinkleman

Associate Director/Co-Founder, Life Works/Kinship Project
Talk to me about human connection...
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Natalie Holdren

Faculty, University of California, Santa Barbara
Inclusive Education, Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Literacy Instruction, Family-Professional-Student Partnerships, Post-secondary Education
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Ahmad Rahman

Student, Beyond Academics
Hi! My name is Ahmad Rahman. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Integrative Community Studies certificate program. I'm excited to attend the TASH 2016 conference and present my portfolio.
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About Ricardo:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-unusual-parents/Movie about Ricardo starting Kirstie Alley (Cheers)http://www.cbsnews.com/news/profoundly-normal/Timeline of Ricardo and Donna Thornton 1953: Donna Lee Selby is born on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. 1958: Ricardo Thornton... Read More →
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Wayne Sailor

Co-FounderHistory of TASHOver 40 years ago, the founders of what is now TASH gathered to create an entity that embodies the very values that TASH represents to this day. The following letter from Wayne Sailor, a founding member of TASH, provides insight into the creation of this organization.In... Read More →
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Sara Zolbrod

Managing Director, DanceAbility International
Dance for ALL people. Arts. Inclusion.

Thursday December 3, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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