We know that family life is complex, and all families need support and rely on interdependent networks. As a result we seek to facilitate community partnerships and networking, offer educational/training opportunities, advocate for ongoing system change to achieve social justice, partner with self-advocates, and consult with partners in child welfare, early intervention, education, health care, disability services, family law and family support.

This conference is conducted every two years to provide continuing education to professionals in, health care, mental health, and social services. Emerging topics and issues are presented alongside evidence-based interventions and future innovations for persons with learning difficulties. The 2015 conference will provide content on three simultaneously offered tracts; professional/provider, parent and families, and legal, over a period of two days.

The Conference Audience includes: Families and individuals who work with or on behalf of parents, including direct service workers, social workers, psychologists, legal professionals, supervisors, policymakers, administrators, educators, researchers, and advocates.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with other colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there!



It is important to the TASP organization that all attend this conference who would like to attend. Therefore we have kept registration costs as low as possible. Persons with disabilities and/or their family members may request stipend assistance during the registration process.

Conference registration includes:

  • 24 workshop selections – This year’s conference will provide content on three simultaneously offered tracts; professionals/providers, parent and families, and legal. Emerging topics and issues will be presented alongside evidence-based interventions and future innovations in supported parenting.
  • Opportunities to meet leaders in the field of supported parenting
  • Light breakfast and lunch served both days
  • Reception

In addition, opportunities will be provided for:

  • Parents to meet other parents with similar experiences and situations
  • Networking and learning from parents, their children, agencies in the community and experts in the field and across disciplines

Registration Costs

  • Parent and/or their family members $100
  • Direct Support Professionals $140
  • All other Professionals $180

Registration will be handled electronically. Please click on the button below to begin the registration process. If you need assistance to complete this electronic process please contact Malissa Duckworth at 901-448-6598.

Chance to Parent Registration Form

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Conference Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Memphis Downtown 185 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

USA Telephone: 1-901-528-1800 or Toll-Free: 1-800-222-8733

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Special Group Rate: $129.00 per night
Rates valid from: 10/11/15 through 10/13/15.
Reservations must be made by: September 11th, 2015.

To receive the discounted rate use the “ASP” group code when making your reservations



Monday Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday Schedule at a Glance

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Keynote: Senator Becky Duncan Massey, Tennessee

Keynote Speaker Profiles

Legislative Panel: “Making Good Law for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children Moderated by: Robyn Powell, Esq. National Council on Disability Legal Panel-“Extending the ADA to Parenting: the Impact of the “Sara Gordon” Case in Massachusetts”

Moderated by: Traci LaLiberte, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota

Legal & Parent Panel Profiles

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Keynotes: Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Administration on Disability Executive Director Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Keynote Address: “Supporting Families with Parents with Disabilities: Opportunities for Federal Programs”

Parent Panel: “Creating Good Lives for our Families: Tips and Stories of Success” Moderated by: Leslie Kinney, United ARC of Massachusetts Lindsay Brillhart, Parent and TASP Board Member

Legal & Parent Panel Profiles

Conference Vendors




Please consider making a nomination for the 2015 Alexander J. Tymchuk Award. This award recognizes leaders and emerging leaders in the field of working with parents with learning difficulties. The nomination deadline is August 31st, 2015

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