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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Friday, December 6







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 Using Technology Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Training Paraprofessionals to Implement FCT with AAC Users with Autism Meeting Room: EagleSeating 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





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