Monday, August 20, 2012

Conference Opportunity Nov, 28 - Dec. 1, 2012

Early Bird Registration Ends September 1 - Register now and save on your 2012 TASH conference experience.

The 2012 TASH Conference in Long Beach, California, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2012, features more than 200 workshops, sessions and posters on the latest research and best practices as well as in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics impacting the disability field. Attendees at the 2012 TASH Conference will access: • General Sessions, Concurrent and Poster Sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday • Town Halls, Forums, Film Screenings and Special Events • Wednesday and Friday Conference-Wide Receptions • Conference Exhibit Hall • Conference materials, including program and post-conference online resources • Unlimited networking opportunities for self-advocates, professionals, students and family members to connect with peers and experts.

For more information, visit or contact with questions.
1001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC, 20036 (202) 540-9020

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PRESENTING CHERYL JORGENSEN... A Place Where Everyone Belongs: The Story of "Pedro’s Whale"

“More than anything in the world, Pedro loved whales. He loved big whales. He loved grey whales. He loved small whales. He loved blue whales. But most of all, he loved his whale. It made him so happy.” Pedro’s Whale, by Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz, is a children’s book about a boy who can be taught, comforted, and motivated when his special interest is brought into curriculum, instruction, and the classroom, in general. And oh by the way, Pedro has autism. In her presentation, Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen will use the theme and text of this book to describe the values and practices that make schools places where everyone belongs and no one is left behind.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Courtright Memorial Library, Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

All are invited to this FREE event! For more information or to request an interpreter contact Lois Szudy at

An Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space Event
Co-sponsored by
Ohio TASH (Welcoming the Presence and Participation of All Citizens)
and the Friends of the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library
Additional thanks to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio for their support.