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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DJ Savarese

OSF/ Human Rights Initiative
Community Youth Fellow
based out of Iowa City, IA
DJ Savarese has written a chapbook entitled A Doorknob for the Eye. Other poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, such as The Iowa Review, Bellingham Review, Seneca Review, Prospect, Stone Canoe, wordgathering.com, Autism in Adulthood and Nine Mile Magazine. “Passive Plants,” a lyric essay published in The Iowa Review, was named a notable essay in the 2018 Best American Essays. He is also the co-producer of the Peabody award-winning, Emmy-nominated documentary film Deej: Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery, which includes four of his poems set to oil paint animation. A 2017-2019 Open Society Foundations/Human Rights Initiative Youth Fellow, he works to make literacy-based education, communication, and inclusive lives a reality for all nontraditional speakers through artful activism, community organizing, and teaching. More information is available at djsavarese.com.

My Presenters Sessions

Wednesday, November 28

7:00pm PST