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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Talley Wells

Talley works with the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia to educate law students and others about the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Up until November, Talley was the Director of the Disability Integration Project at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. He is also the creator of OlmsteadRights.org, which launched in 2014 through a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. With Atlanta Legal Aid and IHDD, he advocated for individuals with disabilities who are confined in Georgia institutions and nursing homes and individuals at risk of institutionalization. His focus was on implementation of the United States Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which Atlanta Legal Aid brought and which held that individuals with disabilities have the right to live and receive supports in the community rather than in institution. He was a key advocate in the implementation of a 2010 U.S. Justice Department settlement with Georgia that enabled most people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness to leave state institutions and return to the community. Talley created and taught an Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic at Georgia State School of Law in 2016 and 2017. Also, he and his wife Laura worked for 10 years to found a L’Arche community for adults with developmental disabilities in Atlanta. He attended Duke University and Duke School of Law. Talley is a former skipper on the world famous Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World.
Talley is the incoming Executive Director for Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, December 15