2019 TASH Conference
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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.

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Wednesday, December 4



Thursday, December 5















Friday, December 6






Advocacy in the Modern World: Building your Advocacy Toolbox Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Being Counted; and Making That Count Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Collaborative Planning in Action! General Educators as Implementers of Instruction Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Does All mean All? Expert Perspectives of Inclusion in SWPBIS Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Getting Published in Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD) Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Leadership Development for Self-Advocates: Expanding and Growing Together Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Making it Happen: Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Significant Disabilities Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Mediation and Litigation to Obtain Inclusive Education Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Olmstead 20: LONG ROAD HOME Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Redefining "Significant Disabilities": Reducing the Lifespan Impact of Disparities Experienced by People of Color with Significant Disabilities Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Relationships and Intimacy: A Louisiana Collaborative Initiative Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Research on the Learning Outcomes for Matched Pairs of Children in Inclusive vs. Segregated Programs Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available TALK TO ME: What Educators and Support Workers can Learn about De-escalation from Hostage Negotiators Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available The Power of Perseveration Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available The Time is Now: APSE Universal Employment Competencies Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Community Living Committee Meeting Meeting Room: Butterfly (Third Level)


30 Years of Advocating and Influencing Positive Change for Inclusive Communities Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Analyzing the Complexity of Factors When Making Placement Decisions Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Be Determined to Be Yourself Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Building an Inclusive Postsecondary Program to Support Students and Families Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Changing a District Culture from Segregation to Inclusion Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Communication Support in Real Life Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available Comparing Education Experiences among Diverse Parents of Children with Disabilities Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Is an Individualized Education Program a Nonhuman Agent? Rethinking Deficit Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Navigating through the Complex Waters of HCBS Waivers: Learning from Successful Navigators and Charting New Frontiers Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Predictors of Higher Education Outcomes for Students with Intellectual Disability Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Reverse Job Fairs: Turning the Tables for Job Seekers with Disabilities Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Self-Determination and Autonomy Post-Olmstead: Making Good on the Promise Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Teaching Core Academic Content to Students with Intellectual Disabilities Using Technology Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Training Paraprofessionals to Implement FCT with AAC Users with Autism Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available What Does Endrew F.'s Potential for Growth Mean? Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Florida TASH Chapter Meeting Meeting Room: Butterfly (Third Level)




Diversifying Our Voices: Transforming Communities through Stories of Inclusion, Support & Empowerment Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Lessons Learned from International Development Efforts to Promote Inclusion Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Outcomes of Inclusive Education for Students with Significant Disabilities Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Positive Behavior Support Training of DSPs in a Self-Directed Supports Model Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Privilege & the Intersectionality of Race and Disability in Special Education Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available School-Wide Transformation to Include ALL Learners Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Strengthening Self-Advocacy: Peer Supports in a Formal Complaint System Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Survivors of Institutions: Life Story Lessons of a Remembered Community Meeting Room: AntSeating Available The Impacts of Parent to Parent Support in Early Childhood for Parents, Families and Children: A Qualitative Interview Study Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available The Role of Parental Expectations on Employment and Career Development: Results from a Pilot Study Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available The Role of Self-Advocacy in the Fight for Communication Choice Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available WIOA and One Stop Career Centers: Preparing Individuals with Disabilities for High Demand Careers Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Kentucky TASH Chapter Meeting Meeting Room: Jackrabbit An Inclusive Life Starts with an Inclusive Education: Views from School Administrators Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available


Changing the Narrative on Support Relationships: It's Not Just 9-to-5 Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Developing High-Quality Teachers for Inclusive Settings Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Development and Evaluation of the Teacher Rater and Assessment Instrument for Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities (TRAIT-SD) Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Early Intervention Access in a Diverse, Economically Disadvantaged, Urban Area Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Educational Experiences and Practices Grounded in Neurodiversity and Multimodal Communication Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available Educators as Activists: Preparing Special Educators to be Agents of Change Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Empowering Families to Participate In and Facilitate Career Development Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Factors that Exacerbate the Continued Segregation of Students with Disabilities Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Learning to Live & Give after Trauma...the Importance of Acknowledgement, Control, Movement and Giving Back! Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Legislative Advocacy 101: Getting Everyone Involved Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Making Supported Decision-Making a Priority Support in Youth Transition Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Training Peer Mentors: Implementation and Student Behavior in Postsecondary Education Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available What Can We Safely Presume? A Discussion on Instructing Students with Complex Communication Needs Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Missouri TASH Chapter Meeting Meeting Room: Jackrabbit RPSD Associate Editor's Meeting Meeting Room: Butterfly (Third Level)


A Comprehensive Evaluation of Perspectives Regarding a Post-Secondary Education Program Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Adult Attachment Style in Romantic Relationships for Adults with ID: A Framework Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Changing Outcome Statistics: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Comparative Models of Managed Long Term Services and Supports Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Effectively Preparing Teacher Candidates in an Online Graduate Program to Educate Students with Severe Disabilities in Academic Content Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Faculty-Preferred Strategies to Support College Students with Disabilities Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Involving Self-Advocates in Policy Research Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Let's Get Rolling! Transportation: A Key Spoke in the Employment Wheel Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Spelling My Way to Higher Education Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available Supported Decision Making and Commonunity® Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available The State of Inclusion and Exclusion of Students with Extensive Support Needs in California School Districts Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Transition and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities in the Community in Portugal Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Universal Design: Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Early Career Researcher Business Meeting and Networking Bee Hive





A Community Conversation: From Visitor to Member Status at One Higher Education Institution Akimel Ballroom 3 A Personal Narrative Intervention for Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disability Akimel Ballroom 3 A Sex Education Course for Young Women with Intellectual Disabilities: What do they have to say? Akimel Ballroom 3 Academic Inclusion at 4-year University: Perspectives from Students and Advice for Readiness Akimel Ballroom 3 Advocacy Strategies Utilized by Families of Children who are Deafblind Akimel Ballroom 3 Advocating for Kids with Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Alternative Assessment: What Purpose is it Serving? Akimel Ballroom 3 Analysis of Special Education Teacher Employment Competencies Akimel Ballroom 3 Applied Behavior Analysis and Inclusive Early Intervention/Early Childhood Education Akimel Ballroom 3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication With Adults: What Do We Know About the Literature? Akimel Ballroom 3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Megareview Akimel Ballroom 3 Building Inclusive Communities: What Pre-service Teachers' View as Critical Questions Akimel Ballroom 3 Conceptualizing Teacher Agency for Inclusive Education Akimel Ballroom 3 Constructs Related to Transition Planning Meetings Participation for ELs with Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Correlates of Student Participation in Work-Based Learning Experiences Akimel Ballroom 3 Curricula for Students with Significant Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Educators' Perspectives on How to Support Inclusive Classrooms Akimel Ballroom 3 Emergency-Certified Rural Special Educators: Implications for Professional Development and Inclusion Akimel Ballroom 3 Enrollment of Students with Intellectual Disability in High School Courses Akimel Ballroom 3 Examining Characteristics of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Retrospective Records Review Akimel Ballroom 3 Experiences of College Students with Disabilities and Co-occurring Mental Health Diagnoses Akimel Ballroom 3 Gone Too Fast: Lethal Means Reduction and Suicide Prevention among People with Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Household Responsibilities and Parent Expectations for Employment Akimel Ballroom 3 How are Paraprofessionals Addressing Student Challenging Behavior? Akimel Ballroom 3 Inclusive Opportunities in Catholic Education Akimel Ballroom 3 Increasing Learner Independence in Inclusive Settings through Staff Development Akimel Ballroom 3 Language Preference of a Multilingual Individual with Disabilities Using AAC Akimel Ballroom 3 Large Group Video Modeling to Increase Social Interactions in Inclusive Classrooms Akimel Ballroom 3 Legal Foundations: The Importance of Family Involvement Akimel Ballroom 3 Literacy for Everyone: Adapted Text Akimel Ballroom 3 My Point of View of Serving Children with ASD in a Developing Country Akimel Ballroom 3 NCEO/University of Minnesota Akimel Ballroom 3 No Dogs Allowed | Advocating for Your Service Dog Akimel Ballroom 3 Parents as Change Agents for Children with Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Participation of Students with an Intellectual Disability in Community Based Work Experiences: A Scoping Review Akimel Ballroom 3 Relational Analysis on Life Satisfaction and Perception of Severely Disabled College Students' Dormitory Life in S. Korea Akimel Ballroom 3 School Mealtime Experiences of Secondary-Age Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Self-Advocacy for General Education Instructional Means Akimel Ballroom 3 Self-Management of Initiations for Students with Low Communication Akimel Ballroom 3 Shared Experience: Mentors' Reflection on Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities on College Campuses Akimel Ballroom 3 Social Skills Interventions for Increasing Employability Akimel Ballroom 3 Special Educators' Assessment of Family Engagement Practices in Transition Planning: Perceived Importance, Extent of Implementation, and Barriers Akimel Ballroom 3 Stories we Carry into Classrooms: Teachers' Voices on Literacy Akimel Ballroom 3 Supporting Diverse Student in Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Akimel Ballroom 3 Supporting Intentional Communication Skills for Individuals with Severe Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 Teaching/Learning within Circles of Co-Practice: Addressing Ableism Together Akimel Ballroom 3 The Clash of Disability and Extracurricular Collegiate Student Life Akimel Ballroom 3 The Effects of Positive Behavior Intervention & Support in Inclusive Kindergarten on Problem Behavior of Children with Cerebral Palsy Akimel Ballroom 3 Transitions through the Life Span: Planning for Assistive Technology Akimel Ballroom 3 Using Behavior Momentum and Explicit Instruction to Build Sight Word Recognition for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Akimel Ballroom 3 What about the Peers? A Systematic Review of Peer-Mediated Interventions Akimel Ballroom 3



Saturday, December 7





A Million Little Things: Considerations for Building Thriving Inclusive Lives Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available AAC in the Inclusive Classroom Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available AZ TASH's Chapter YOUth Leadership and Advocacy Strand: How to Start One in Your State Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Barriers to Planning and Organizing Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students with Intellectual Disability Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Becoming a Sexual Self-Advocate Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Coaches vs. Counselors: Parental Role in Intimate Relationships Between Adults with IDD Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary-Age Students with Severe Disabilities and Intensive Nursing Supports at School Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Inclusive Teacher Preparation: Experiences and Findings of an Educator Preparation Program Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Perceptions of Participation: A Qualitative Case Study Exploring How a Student with Significant Disabilities Participates in an Inclusive Classroom Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available School-community Partnerships: The Collaborative Practices of Special Educators Supporting Transition-aged Students Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Using Dyadic Interviews to Include Adults with IDD and Their Siblings in Qualitative Research Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Visual Supports for ALL Students Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available


Communication for All: Building a Community of Support for Communication Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Hear Me Now: Reflections from a Participatory Action Research Project Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Inclusion Model in the Elementary School Setting Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Inclusion: Changing Minds, Building Capacity, and Intentional Planning Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Interactions in Public Spaces During Community-based Instruction Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Meaningful Mathematics Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disability Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Quantity and Quality of Research on Physical Activity for Learners with Significant Disabilities in Schools Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Reporting Present Levels of Performance: Narratives and their Consequences for Students with Significant Support Needs Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Stakeholder's Perceptions of Best Practices Supporting the Transition Process Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Supporting Self-Determination and Employment through Supported Decision-Making Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Transitioning to Independence; Community Style Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Wearable Technology Informs More Empathetic and UDL-Focused Inclusive Practices Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Who's Driving the Car and do the Driver and Passengers Know Where They are Going? Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Why Voting Is Important To Me Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Employment Committee Meeting Meeting Room: Bird


Benefits of Elementary Student Involvement in the IEP Meeting Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Campus Connect: Dual Enrollment Post-Secondary Education for Students with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities, an example from Madison College in WI Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Capacity Building for Inclusion in Day and Overnight Camps Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Comparing Instructional Strategies Teaching Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Time Management Skills Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available How to Connect Peer Mentorship and Transition Service in Special Education Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Inclusion Across the Lifespan and Community Impact: Everyone Wins! Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Keeping Free Choice Inclusive: Structuring Free Choice Time Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Perspectives on Inclusion Across General and Special Education Preservice Teachers Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Shifting Roles During Transition: Who's in the Driver's Seat? Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Supporting Agencies and Systems to Dream! Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Access & Agency for ALL Learners Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available What Does It Take to Prepare Teachers for Inclusive Practices? Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available What Matters and Why: Stakeholder Voices to Improve Communication Intervention Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available RPSD Editorial Board Meeting Meeting Room: Bird








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