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2017 TASH Conference
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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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Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

TASH
Executive Director
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Ph.D. is the Executive Director at TASH, a non-profit that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities. She is a national consultant who helps people with disabilities develop and implement strategies for greater autonomy in their daily lives. She was the the founder and principal partner of Blue Fire Consulting and provided consulting services across the United States in areas of self-determination, community organizing, leadership development, and self-employment. Committed to grassroots approaches to empowerment and resource mobilization, she has served as the founder and Executive Director of the two statewide non-profit organizations dedicated to helping people with disabilities; The Tennessee Association of Microboards and Cooperatives, Inc. and People First of Tennessee, Inc. She teaches advocacy and disability history at CUNY as Adjunct Faculty and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Special Education from George Peabody College and her B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Tuesday, December 12
 

9:30am

11:45am

 
Wednesday, December 13
 

8:00am

1:45pm

2:30pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

 
Thursday, December 14
 

8:15am

9:45am

10:55am

11:00am

12:00pm

1:00pm

2:05pm

3:20pm

4:25pm

4:30pm

5:30pm

7:00pm

 
Friday, December 15
 

7:30am

9:35am

10:45am

12:00pm

1:10pm

3:20pm

4:20pm

 

My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, December 12
 

9:30am

11:45am

 
Thursday, December 14
 

5:30pm