2015 TASH Conference has ended
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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Melissa Hudson

East Carolina University
Associate Professor
Greenville, NC 27858
I am an Associate Professor in the College of Education, Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. My research interests include general curriculum access and inclusive education for learners with severe disabilities. In addition to teaching full-time at ECU, I am currently serving on the leadership team for Project CONVEY, a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to collaboratively prepare Special Education, School Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology graduate students to work together to improve outcomes for learners with high intensity support needs. I obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. Prior to joining the faculty at ECU in 2014, I worked as an Alternate Assessment Specialist for the American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC. Before pursuing a doctorate degree, I taught students with moderate and severe disabilities and autism in public schools for 10 years in Kentucky. Bob, my husband of 34 years, and I have three grown children: Jeremiah, Nathan, and Leighton, who live and work in Kentucky.