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2018 TASH Conference
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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
 

8:00am

Wednesday Workshops
Wednesday Workshops are short-course workshops that are delivered by teams of presenters around a particular topic in a scheduled room for 1.5-3 hours. Workshops allow attendees to dive into popular topics in more depth. Workshops will take place on Wednesday only.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Wednesday Workshops
Wednesday Workshops are short-course workshops that are delivered by teams of presenters around a particular topic in a scheduled room for 1.5-3 hours.  Workshops allow attendees to dive into popular topics in more depth. Workshops will take place on Wednesday only.

Speakers
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Oswald "Oz" Mondejar

Vice President of Talent Management, Partners HealthCare
Oz Mondejar is the Vice President of Talent Management at Partners HealthCare. He also serves as the Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care, Inc. (“PCC”), the non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare. Oz works at the intersection... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Wednesday November 28, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, November 29
 

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
TBA

8:15am

Opening General Session
8:15 - 8:30 AM: Opening Remarks

8:30 - 8:45 AM: The Power of One: Becoming an Influencer for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion 
(Megan Hoorn and Sarah Mueller)
As siblings of sisters with disabilities, we will share our stories of growing up as sisters and our sisters' perspectives of living with a disability. Our storytelling piece will capture the challenging questions faced by us, our other siblings, and our sisters, and the emerged answers that shed light on the only life we know. The experiences shared will reflect how the power of one individual can evolve oneself and others to be influencers of change for equity, opportunity, and inclusion.

8:45 - 9:30 AM: Confronting Our Disability Biases: Moving Beyond Low Expectations
(Emily Ladau)

Holding low expectations for people with disabilities is a form of prejudice that’s all too common. Even as informed, empowered advocates and allies, we can still fall into the trap of making assumptions about what we, or the people we love, teach, and/or support, are capable of doing. This can cause a cycle of self-doubt within people with disabilities, and lead to unintentional barriers. Together, we will explore the biases we have about disabilities, talk about how to move beyond them, and embrace the importance of having high expectations for all of us.


Speakers
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Megan Hoorn

Huron Valley Schools
Megan Hoorn is a sibling to her younger sister, Brenna (as well as four younger brothers). Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University. She then graduated with a Master of Science degree in communication sciences... Read More →
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Emily Ladau

Words I Wheel By
Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, speaker, and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. A native of Long... Read More →
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Sarah Mueller

UCEDD Trainee, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Sarah Mueller is a sibling to her younger sister, Rachel. Having graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Special Education and Secondary Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University, she served as a high school special education teacher for students with intellectual... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 8:15am - 9:30am
TBA

9:45am

Breakout Sessions
Breakout Presentations are delivered in a scheduled room for 50 minutes.

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Let's Connect Luncheons
Thursday November 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:10pm

Breakout Sessions
Breakout Presentations are delivered in a scheduled room for 50 minutes.

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:10pm - 5:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Networking Reception
Thursday November 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
TBA

5:00pm

Poster Presentations
Poster Presentations capture information about a particular topic in the form of printed text and graphics. Poster presentations are displayed on large foam core boards on easels.  Poster presentations are shared during a two-hour period in a large room with other poster presentations.

Thursday November 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, November 30
 

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday November 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

8:30am

Breakout Sessions
Breakout Presentations are delivered in a scheduled room for 50 minutes.

Friday November 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Membership Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
Friday November 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:10pm

Breakout Sessions
Breakout Presentations are delivered in a scheduled room for 50 minutes.

Friday November 30, 2018 1:10pm - 4:10pm
TBA

4:20pm

Closing General Session
Speakers
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Johnny Collett

Assistant Secretary, US Department of Education/OSERS
Johnny Collett is the assistant secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the United States Department of Education. In this capacity, he serves as the advisor to the U.S. education secretary on matters related to the education of children and youths... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 4:20pm - 5:00pm
TBA
 


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