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
Literacy for Everyone: Adapted Text

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Literacy is a social endeavor (Keefe & Copeland, 2011). It is a path between individuals and their peers, their communities, and the multiple stories that help them to understand their place in the world. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how books and other content can be adapted to meet the needs of all individuals, emphasizing that literacy is the foundation to building an inclusive community. When a person has significant disabilities or support needs that require an alternative approach to literacy instruction, teachers and support personnel must learn about all the ways that this individual might enter into a literate community. We will provide background information on adapted text and examples on ways to creating a literacy-rich environment through the use of adapted books to meet the needs of all learners from elementary through adulthood. We will demonstrate how to create fully accessible books and how to develop literacy content based on learner strengths and interests.

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Sharon Head

Doctoral Candidate, University of New Mexico

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