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 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Sustainable, Systemic Educational Change Using Implementation Science Seating Available

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Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities have experienced the least amount of movement towards inclusive education. Systemically changing educational opportunities for students with SCD has been a fight since the 70's. Looking at inclusive education through the lens of implementation science and building state-, district-, and school-level capacity shows promise for facilitating systemic change. Information about implementation science will be shared along with anecdotes from "real-life" experiences in facilitating change and building capacity through collaborative systems change efforts embedded in implementation science concepts. The overall goal of our work is to "Build Diverse and Inclusive Communities" through inclusive education opportunities for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. In this session, learners will see the deliberate process of change through implementation science to create life-long change for persons with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Terri Vandercook

Assistant Director, TIES Center, University of Minnesota
I have worked with and learned from individuals with significant developmental disabilities, their families, and team members for over 40 years. Themes throughout my career have been the active belonging, participation, and learning (inclusion!) of each child in her or his community... Read More →
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Diane Ryndak

Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Diane's work focuses on teacher and doctoral level preparation, with a focus on collaborative teams meeting the complex needs of students with significant intellectual and other disabilities through the use of evidence-based practices in inclusive general education contexts, facilitating... Read More →
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Kristin Burnette

Ph.D. Candidate, UNCG

Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm MST
Meeting Room: Gila-Monster 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226