TASP is a small, but growing, non-profit.

As of February 2020, TASP is excited to welcome their first Executive Director, Chelsea Tighe, M.Ed.

Chelsea Tighe comes to TASP with over 20 years of experience in the field of disabilities.  She is an experienced program administrator with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  With a background in developmental disabilities, early intervention, childcare, and family support, Chelsea’s work is firmly rooted in increasing positive outcomes for children and families as both a front-line worker and for the past 12 years, as an administrator.  Currently, Chelsea serves as the Executive Director for The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP), a non-profit committed to supporting families where the parent(s) have a cognitive disability.  At TASP, she works closely with a committed Board of Directors to reach professionals and self-advocates across the country, and internationally, to improve outcomes for parents with IDD and their children. Prior to joining TASP in 2017, Chelsea worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland for 12 years, where she was the Director of the Family Support Services Program and the Growing Together Programs at PACT.  The Family Support Services Program worked with both children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through the local Early Intervention program and the State Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Growing Together Program supported parents with intellectual disabilities (IDD) in the state’s only home and center-based program for parents with IDD.

When not working, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children at their home in Baltimore City.  She takes advantage of all city life has to offer, and also enjoys escaping to camping, hiking (or walking, as we call it, so the kids don’t complain too much), and traveling.     

Chelsea works in conjunction with our incredible and committed Board of Directors to implement the work of TASP.