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2019 TASH Conference has ended
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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Amanda L. Miller

SUNY Cortland
Assistant Professor
Cortland, NY
Amanda Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland (SUNY Cortland). Her research focuses on the lived experiences of girls of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities, teacher preparation for inclusive, culturally sustaining education, and equitable family-school partnerships with and for families from nondominant backgrounds. Amanda's dissertation research was a critical participatory multiple case study focused on how inclusionary and exclusionary schooling mechanisms (systems and processes) are generated through materializations (e.g., school geographies, classroom layouts, learning tools) and discursive practices (e.g., talk, texts, actions) for disabled girls of color from the girls’ perspectives. Her research interests are framed by Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit), sociocultural learning theory, and humanizing approaches to inquiry. At SUNY Cortland, Amanda teaches two undergraduate-level courses, both are grounded in disability studies and heavily influenced by DisCrit. One course focuses on the histories and ongoing legacies of ableism and racism in schools and the ideological and pedagogical underpinnings of inclusive education. She also teaches a family-school partnerships course focused on equitable and reciprocal family-school partnerships with and for families of color with youth with complex disabilities.