2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Wednesday, November 28 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
State of Play: Developments and Future of Inclusive Recreation and Leisure Seating Available

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Welcome to TASH's 2018 special focus on Recreation and Leisure. Engaging in recreation and leisure is key to everyone's overall quality of life. This year's presenters will share their perspectives on how people with disabilities are being included in all aspects of outdoor activities, unified sports, playgrounds, games, and all-around fun. There will be presentations from the perspective of rehabilitation researchers, inclusive equipment designers, family members and young self-advocates working on enhancing access to leisure in their communities.

Introduction, Susan Fleming, the Executive Director of the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis, will welcome workshop participants to this year's special focus on Recreation and Leisure.

State of Research, Mary Patstone, the Executive Director of the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Center, will provide an overview of the latest research and best practices in the field of rehabilitation recreation.

Brita Weight, the Inclusion Specialist with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Departments, will share her work as an Inclusion Coordinator for 3 Municipal Parks & Recreation Departments in St. Charles County, Missouri. She will describe how we create Inclusion Plans, train & mentor staff and adjust when plan A doesn't work or needs adjustment.

10:30-10:40 — Break

Susan Fleming & Mindy Davis
Susan Fleming, the Executive Director and Mindy Davis, the St. Louis City Coordinator, from  the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis, will describe programs and initiatives concerning recreation and leisure for people with disabilities in Missouri and surrounding states.

Joann Noll and her daughter Emily Noll, will talk about the many inclusive activities Emily has benefitted from in the Portland area.

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Susan Fleming

Executive Director, Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis
Susan Fleming serves as the Executive Director of the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis, a not-for-profit organization that works to promote and support recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities who reside in the Greater St. Louis area. Susan has worked in... Read More →

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Mary Patstone

Adaptive Sports Center Director, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Mary Patstone is the Network Director of Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers (SASC) which is part of the nationally renowned Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.  Mary holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College and an MA in Philanthropy and Development... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
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