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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Rud & Ann Turnbull

Rud and Ann Turnbull have been professors, researchers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities, their families, and service providers for over four decades. Between them, they have authored over 40 books (including two leading textbooks now in their 7th and 8th editions) and over 500 articles and chapters. In 1999, they were selected by the National Preservation Trust in Developmental Disabilities as two of 36 individuals who have “changed the course of history for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 20th century.” They are Co-founders and former Co-directors of the Beach Center on Disability and Distinguished Professors Emeriti of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Their greatest learning has come from their son, Jay Turnbull (1967-2009), whom they have always called their “best professor” about the needs of individuals with significant disabilities over the lifespan.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, December 13

7:00pm EST

Thursday, December 14

8:15am EST