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2017 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, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.


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Darren W Minarik

Radford University
Assistant Professor
Roanoke, Virginia Area
Darren Minarik, Ph.D. has spent 25 years in education supporting inclusive practices that open opportunities for young people and adults to become active, responsible, and independent citizens. As a member of Radford University’s teacher education faculty, Darren prepares current and future teachers to work in the field of special education and become strong advocates for inclusion. He also serves as co-director for the Virginia Inclusive Practices Center at Radford University and is a senior staff member for the American Civics Center, a nonpartisan civic education organization based in Washington, D.C. Darren has presented at the national and international level and has numerous publications including the 2016 book, Social Studies and Exceptional Learners. His current teaching and research addresses educational intersections between the social sciences and special education, with an emphasis on inclusive educational practices, self-determination, transition to adult life, collaboration, disability history, and citizenship education.