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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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Steven Schwartz

Center for Public Representation
Legal Director and former Executive Director
Northampton, Massachusetts
Steven J. Schwartz is the Legal Director and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Representation in Northampton, Massachusetts.  He has practiced disability and civil rights law since 1972.  Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience litigating class action cases related to the reform and development of community services systems for persons with disabilities, as well as civil rights damage cases for institutionalized persons.  He currently is litigating nine community integration class action cases in Arizona, the District of Columbia, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Massachusetts, and recently concluded cases in Connecticut and Florida.  Mr. Schwartz has authored a number of law review articles related to issues affecting the rights of persons with disabilities and has testified before Congress on several occasions.  He has been on the faculty of the Harvard and Western New England Law Schools.  Mr. Schwartz also provides litigation support and technical assistance to attorneys throughout the United States on mental disability issues.