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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Cheri Mitchell

GA Advocacy Office/ People First of GA
Greater Atlanta Area
Cheri Mitchell is first and foremost a Self-Advocate. She has spent the last twenty years working on behalf of people with disabilities and people who are elderly, and mentoring and supporting self-advocates across Georgia and the nation. She is dedicated to helping people get out of nursing facilities and back into the community and helping people find housing.

She has worked at the Georgia P&A, the Georgia Advocacy Office, for nearly twelve years. She is a member of the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) Advisory Committee and the TASH Self-Advocacy Committee. She is a successful national grassroots organizer and serves as the National Chair of the Long Road Home campaign- an initiative to celebrate the successes gained through the implementation of the Olmstead decision and to point to work that still remains to be done.

Cheri is a former President of People First of Georgia, a cross-disability organization, a former Chair of the NDRN Self-Advocacy Committee, and served on the NDRN Program Advisory Committee.

She is a seasoned public speaker and social justice poet writing from the disability experience. Cheri loves making a difference and helping people find their voice.

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