TASH Conference

2023 TASH Conference Call for Proposals is Open Now!

The 2023 TASH Conference logo, Baltimore, Maryland, November 30 - December 2, 2023.

TASH is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2023 TASH Conference! We strongly encourage proposals that reflect TASH’s values for the full inclusion of individuals with significant disabilities in all aspects of life. The submission deadline is Thursday, June 22, 2023. All proposals will undergo a de-identified peer review; results will be shared in August.… read more

Dedicating the 2021 TASH Conference to the memory of Lou Brown

An old, slightly damaged photograph of Wayne Sailor and Lou Brown smiling at one another and shaking hands in front of a projector screen. Lou has a plaque and gavel that he is presenting to Wayne.

Lou Brown (right) transferring the TASH Board of Directors Chairmanship to Wayne Sailor (left). Over 40 years ago, in 1975, Lou Brown, Norris Haring and Wayne Sailor, the founders of what is now called TASH, gathered to create an entity that embodies the very values that TASH represents to this day: equity, opportunity, and inclusion… read more

Nominations for TASH’s 2020 Awards Recognition Program is Now Open!

Award Nominations: Because recognition matters! Against a TASH Mobius strip watermark and the TASH Conference logo

Each year, TASH honors those whose outstanding contributions have advanced our mission of equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, and whose actions set a high standard for human rights every day. Award recipients are acknowledged during the 2020 TASH Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor on December… read more

2019 TASH Conference Highlights

The 2019 TASH Conference banner. A stylized illustration of a grove of cacti. The tall saguaros are green. The low prickly pear cacti are shades of purple. The text says that the conference is in Phoenix, Arizona, December 5th through 7th.

  The 2019 TASH Conference, held on December 5–7, 2019, was at a spectacular location — the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. Located on Gila River Indian Community (Official Site | Wikipedia article) land, the shared home of the Akimel O’otham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribes, the location was a… read more

2018 TASH Conference Highlights

A wide-angle photograph of the poster reception: a room full of people mingling in groups around posters tacked up on rows of easels.

We do as much as we can here at TASH, but we are a small organization. The real power of TASH is in all of you! And nothing is so powerful, and nothing fills us with so much pride and excitement as getting all of you together to show what is possible when you combine… read more

Meet the 2018 TASH Conference Keynote Speakers!

2018 TASH Conference Logo

Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who learn about resources and gain information from highly credentialed speakers and professionals working in the disability field. It is our pleasure to announce the keynote speakers for the 2018 TASH Conference! Employment Track | Wednesday Workshops This year, Oz Mondejar, Vice President of Talent Management at Partners HealthCare,… read more

2017 TASH Conference Recap

Atlanta skyline at dusk

Wow, what an exciting way to close out 2017! We hosted our 42nd annual conference in Atlanta, GA last month. Over 700 attendees from 42 states and five countries (including Guam and Japan) gathered at the 52-story Atlanta Marriott Marquis. (Fun Fact: Scenes from the movies Manhunter, Flight, and The Hunger Games were filmed there!) We… read more

Get to Know the Host City for this Year’s TASH Conference

Atlanta skyline at dusk

Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of individuals who celebrate their passion for disability rights. But it’s not every year that the TASH Conference brings together this community in Atlanta, Georgia ­– the city that spearheaded the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity,… read more

Community Living Sessions & Hot Topics at the TASH Conference

2017 TASH Conference logo

TASH believes that all people have the right to live in and participate in the community with the supports they need. So for over 40 years, we’ve been committed to expanding person-centered, long-term supports and individualized choice for community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference will place a… read more

Exploring Inclusive Education at the TASH Conference!

2017 TASH Conference logo

For over 40 years, TASH has advocated for full membership, relationships, participation, and learning for all students with disabilities. We believe that true inclusion can be achieved within general education classrooms, in which students with disabilities have access to general education curriculum and learn alongside their same-aged peers without disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference… read more