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.


Mary Brownell

Dr. Mary Brownell is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida. She is also the CEEDAR Center Project Director. CEEDAR stands for “Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform.” CEEDAR helps states and institutes of higher education reform their teacher and leader preparation programs, revise licensure standards to align with reforms, refine personnel evaluation systems, and realign policy structures and professional learning systems. Dr. Brownell has devoted much of her research specializing in issues relating to teachers who work with students with disabilities. Recently, she has studied how school districts can prepare, develop, and retain high quality special education teachers. Her recent research efforts focus on improving the reading instruction of both general and special education teachers and improving the induction of beginning special education teachers into the classroom. In collaboration with her colleagues from UF, she has received over $35,000,000 in funding from OSEP and IES.