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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Mary Patstone

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Adaptive Sports Center Director
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 from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Mary has spent almost the entirety of her career in the non profit sector nationally and internationally working for New Partners International Relief for Children, Inc. based in Washington DC, and nearly 12 years with the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
 In 2006, Mary joined the staff of Spaulding Cape Cod as the Vice President of Development. During her tenure at Spaulding Cape Cod, she was instrumental in forming Spaulding’s vibrant adaptive sports and recreation programs serving Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.
In 2011, Mary embraced her new Network role in the adaptive sports and recreation arena and became the executive responsible for the creation of Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers having three major centers of operation in Boston, on Cape Cod, and in Salem, MA.  Under her tenure, SASC has seen the establishment of the Kelley Institute for Adaptive Sports Research,   the McGraw Center at Nickerson State Park, and the Sears Adaptive Sled Hockey Program.  Together, these Centers and Programs function as a national model for high-quality programming, research, education and advocacy.