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2016 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Marcia Thomas

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
Educational Consultant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am currently an Educational Consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) which is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. I work on several statewide special education initiatives: Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Inclusive Practices, Project MAX, Alternate Eligible Content and Procedural Safeguards. I have been in the field of special education for over 30 years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant as well as a teacher trainer. Prior to coming to PaTTAN, I spent 7 years on the Special Education Faculty at Duquesne University and 13 years with George Washington University. I am the state lead for the Optimized Inclusive Practices Project in Pennsylvania and look forward to sharing our OIP Assessment Tools and Resources for OIP Facilitators with the TASH participants at our session on Thursday, December 1st at 1:30pm.