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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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Patti Killingsworth

TennCare, Long-Term Services and Supports
Assistant Commissioner
Nashville, TN
Patti Killingsworth is an Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of TennCare, and since February 2007, the Chief of Long Term Services & Supports. She has worked in Medicaid programs in Missouri and Tennessee for nearly two decades, leading system redesign initiatives in both states. In Tennessee, this includes an MLTSS program in 2010 that has significantly expanded access to home and community based services, rapidly moving toward a rebalanced system; and in 2016, a new MLTSS model program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aligning incentives to help individuals achieve employment and integrated community living. Her commitment is to changing systems to better meet the needs of individuals and family members, promoting the development and expansion of home and community based service options, and ensuring that that the voice and perspective of people who need LTSS, their family members, and other key stakeholders is brought to bear in policy and program decision- making processes.