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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Friday, December 6 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
My Point of View of Serving Children with ASD in a Developing Country

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Social failure and anxiety can lead to social confusion or challenging behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In fact, Libya is one of the countries that is located in North Africa that challenges to serve children with special needs especially children with ASD. The Libyan Ministry of Education's Department of Education and Integration of Special Groups is working hard to try to integrate those with special needs into the country's education system (North Africa, 2018). Regarding my experience in working with these categories in this country, I found that teachers and parents challenge in teaching the necessary skills to Children and adolescents with ASD to be involved in their community. Bellini (2008) confirms that children and adolescents with ASD have difficulties with several social skills that may be attributed to the manner in which they process social information or social cognition. Being a special education teacher who needs to implement some effective interventions that would work with these individuals is not easy in one of the developing countries. However, coming to the United States of America to improve my teaching techniques and participating in Autism classrooms have helped me to be a successful teacher who can select the best intervention plan that serves people with ASD.


Nowara Faraj Abudabbous

New Mexico State University
This is Nowara Abudabbous a doctoral student and a graduate teaching assistant at New Mexico State University. Nowara received her Master’s degree in learning difficulties. Her research interests are identifying teachers’ challenges and supporting students’ unique needs. In... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm MST
Akimel Ballroom 3