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.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

General Sessions [clear filter]
Thursday, December 14


Opening General Session
Ten Truths From 150 (or 200) Years Of Our Lives

How did it happen? By the time we meet at the TASH conference in December, I (Rud) will have turned 80. Ann will have turned 70. And Jay, our son, would have been 50. Add the years. The parents equal 150 years and the parents and son equal 200. What lessons have we learned? Which lessons have withstood the test of time? What are our ten truths? We subscribe to full disclosure: be ready for humility, humor, hurt, humanism, and hugs. Maybe even for knowledge that became wisdom! Video the presentation video here.

avatar for Rud & Ann Turnbull

Rud & Ann Turnbull

Rud and Ann Turnbull have been professors, researchers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities, their families, and service providers for over four decades. Between them, they have authored over 40 books (including two leading textbooks now in their 7th and 8th editions... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
Imperial Ballroom, Salon B 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Friday, December 15


Closing General Session
More info to come.

avatar for Kimberly Richey

Kimberly Richey

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Kimberly M. Richey is the deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the United States Department of Education. In this capacity, she serves as advisor to the U.S. secretary of education on matters related... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Imperial Ballroom, Salon B 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303