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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Sharon L. Leonard

Educational Consultant
Sharon L Leonard is an Educational Consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in Harrisburg, working with Pennsylvania’s Alternate Assessment and Pennsylvania’s Inclusive Practices initiative in addition to leading development of resources and modules in regard to effective instructional practices for students with disabilities. She has 37 years’ experience in education. Sharon was a classroom instructor for 19 years prior to becoming a consultant with general and special educators within regular schools. Sharon has represented PA through participation with several federal grants. She has also provided training to educators and families in Louisiana and Texas in regard to inclusive educational practices. Sharon is currently co-leading the work with PDE and Bureau of Special Education to support instruction towards the PA Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities through development and application of the alternate eligible content.