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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Andrea Ruppar

University of Wisconsin Madison`
Assistant Professor
Andrea Ruppar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interest is in decision making about curriculum and access to inclusive contexts for students with extensive support needs, with a particular focus on literacy and communication. Prior to becoming a teacher educator, she worked as a special education teacher and supported living facilitator in Bloomington, IN, Seattle, WA, and the Chicago area. She earned an M.Ed. and teaching certification in special education from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.