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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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Carol Quirk, Ed.D.

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
Chief Executive Officer
Maryland
Dr. Carol Quirk is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE). For the last 30 years, Carol has worked with States, districts, schools, and families to promote inclusive education practices, including the design and implementation of the MCIE school transformation process, resulting in systemic change in over 100 schools, and the inclusion of hundreds of children with disabilities, especially those with extensive support needs. As districts in the US continue to use the MCIE tools for change, Carol has also worked internationally to promote inclusive education, including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam. Carol received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Connecticut. Previously, she was a teacher of students with autism in Connecticut, a psychologist in a community living agency serving adults with developmental disabilities, a technical assistance director for early intervention programs in North Carolina, a consultant to the Philadelphia School System, and the Executive Director of East Baltimore Resources, Inc., providing supported employment services to adults with disabilities. Carol has received numerous community awards and was named to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011 and 2012. She served on the TASH Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012, and served as Board President for two years.