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.

Friday, December 6 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Social Skills Interventions for Increasing Employability

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Effective social skills interventions are an important component of training students with severe disabilities to gain and maintain inclusive paid employment. A systematic review of the literature on social skills interventions used to teach social skills for the purpose of employment to individuals with severe disabilities was conducted. There were 26 studies identified involving 47 participants with severe disabilities. This poster will provide an overview of the findings from these studies including the settings, types of interventions, instructional strategies, outcomes, effectiveness of strategies, and social validity. Recommendations for research and practice are also provided. More importantly, this poster addresses the focus of the conference "Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities" by examining the interventions being employed to teach social skills for the purpose of employment in order to provide individuals with severe disabilities with more inclusive job opportunities within their communities.

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Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →
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Nicole Birri

Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois- Urbana, Champaign
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Magen Rooney-Kron

Doctoral Student, University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Hi! My name is Magen and I am a 3rd year doctoral student at U of I- Urbana Champaign. My research focus is on the employment of people with significant disabilities. I am interested in looking at the use of interagency collaboration and supported employment in supporting students... Read More →

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

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