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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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Liz Etmanski

Vancouver B.C.
Elizabeth Etmanski is an Artist based in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Having won an award for her artistic passions in Secondary School, she went on to become the first person with Down Syndrome to graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

She also writes poetry, which deals predominantly with the themes of love and overcoming personal obstacles. One of her poems was adapted for the stage by Erinbell Fanore with the Kaleidoscope Theatre Company in Cork, Ireland. She hopes that one day her work will be published and displayed widely so as to provide further inspiration for people with disabilities around the world.

Liz acted as a co-researcher, consultant and graphic recorder in this research.

In addition, she has travelled across Europe on holiday and is a medal-winning power-lifter with the Special Olympic movement in Canada. She loves travel and recently went to NYC and Graceland.