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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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Andy Roach

Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University
Associate Professor/Associate Director
Atlanta, GA
Andrew Roach, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD)—a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) at Georgia State University. He is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (College of Education) and the School of Public Health. Prior to returning to GSU in August 2013, he was an Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Collaborative Research and Evaluation Office (CREO) in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Roach is a former elementary and middle school teacher (9 years of classroom experience) and also coordinated family-centered positive behavior support services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University for 2 years. Dr. Roach’s research and scholarly writing focus on the design and implementation of inclusive educational programs and assessments for students with disabilities. In 2010, he received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Research Award from the American Psychological Association – Division 16 (School Psychology). Dr. Roach also received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Early Career Publication Award in 2007 for a study that examined the influence of access to the general curriculum on the assessment results of students with disabilities (Roach & Elliott, 2006). aroach@gsu.edu