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.


Lakshmi Balasubramanian

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D Student

Lakshmi Balasubramanian is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Joint Doctoral program at UC Berkeley with San Francisco State University (SFSU). She is also an inclusion specialist at Fremont Unified School District and piloted the Learning Center Model for Inclusion at the elementary level. In addition, she works as a school site coordinator on a federally funded grant that is evaluating the efficacy of a reading curriculum in inclusive classrooms across California and Kansas.