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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 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Household Responsibilities and Parent Expectations for Employment

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Research has found that transition-aged youth (i.e., ages 14-21) with severe disabilities who engage in household responsibilities and have parents with high expectations for employment have increased odds of employment after exiting school (Carter, Austin, & Trainor, 2012). A systematic review of the limited extant literature has revealed specific youth characteristics (e.g., disability type and severity, youth gender, youth age) and family characteristics (e.g., family size, parent education level, parent stress level) that are associated with household responsibility participation. This presentation aligns with the theme, "Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities" by providing an overview of the literature on household responsibilities and discussing future research directions focused on promoting student participation in household responsibilities as a way to foster high parent expectations for employment and improve employment outcomes.

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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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Kimberly Patton

Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
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Meghan Burke

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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