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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Erin Leveton

DC Department on Disability Services
Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration
Washington, DC
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains in performance and best practice in areas such as Employment First, Person Centered Thinking, community integration, and self-determination/ supported decision-making. In this position, she leads the District’s No Wrong Door Initiative and the D.C. Supporting Families of People with Developmental Disabilities Community of Practice. Erin also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a practicum course she developed on advocating with and on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Previously, Erin worked as the Legal Director at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, an independent, non-profit advocacy organization advancing the interests of District residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Erin has more than 25 years of experience working with people with disabilities, including 19 years doing legal services and policy work. Before attending law school, Erin worked throughout college as a paraprofessional in special education. Erin graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School; and magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Binghamton University. Erin received a Vallecitos Mountain Refuge Social Justice Fellowship, and has been recognized by Georgetown University, Human Rights Action - Amnesty International as Outstanding Human Rights Practitioner for her work on behalf of people with disabilities in the Washington DC metropolitan area.