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.

Thursday, December 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
How to Navigate the Criminal Justice System LIMITED

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People with disabilities are disproportionately entangled in every aspect of the criminal justice system and face unique challenges as victims of crimes or as suspects of crimes with disabilities. Representatives from The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) will educate self-advocates and family members about what to do when they find themselves facing criminal justice involvement. Topics include: contacting community resources; an overview of NCCJD; the accommodations process under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); basic disability rights laws; and concrete tips and strategies for navigating the criminal justice system.

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Ariel Simms

Program Manager & Attorney, Criminal Justice Initiatives, The Arc of the United States
Ariel Simms is the Program Manager & Attorney, Criminal Justice Initiatives, for The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability (NCCJD). In this role, she advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who become entangled in the criminal justice... Read More →


Program Associate, National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability
Informed by her own experiences with a disability and driven by a passion to advocate for people with I/DD, Taylor Woodard left a lucrative position on Wall Street in 2010. Returning to her home state of Texas, she pursued dual-master’s degrees from The University of Texas-Austin’s... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
L403 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (12)