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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Shelley Carnes, MS, OTR/L

The Hirsch Academy
Founder/Head of School
Along with being a co-founder of Hirsch Academy, Shelley is an Expert DIR FLoortime Provider and Trainer, and RPM Level I certified practitioner. At Hirsch she found her true love of working side by side with teachers, where she found tremendous meaning in collaborating and implementing creative sensory integration, DIR and RPM methodologies into the classroom. Shelley has a bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Science from Auburn University, and an additional bachelor/masters in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. She is most passionate about listening and learning from her students, as well as the autistic community. She is an active supporter and ally of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) Atlanta Chapter, as well as guided by her autistic mentors and friends.