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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 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Building an Inclusive Postsecondary Program to Support Students and Families Filling

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Inclusion is a core value at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and we use it as a guiding principle. We state in our values that as a community we believe that celebrating and appreciating diversity isn't enough. We strive to create a truly inclusive community, one where equity is reality. We recognize individual attributes and respect individual differences, all while firmly asserting that we are better together. UMSL built a diverse and inclusive community when they developed the UMSL Succeed Program, one of over 270 inclusive higher education programs serving students with intellectual and development disabilities across the U.S. Developed six years ago, the UMSL Succeed Program was built to support students to live, learn, work, play and grow into self-determined adults. The lessons learned from building this diverse learning community show the impact that inclusive postsecondary education has on postsecondary programs and the campuses that house them. In the process of building the Succeed Program, a team of stakeholders came together to work within UMSL to create this diverse learning community that supported students, families, and the University. This presentation will provide an overview of how the Succeed Program was developed, how we learned to support the key stakeholders, and developed a family support program. During the session we will focus on key supports that assist students in transitioning to post-secondary education.

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Grace Francis

Assistant Professor, Special Education, George Mason University
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April Regester

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Lindsay Athamanah

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Jennifer L. Bumble

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri St. Louis
Jennifer Bumble is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Previously, Jennifer worked as a special educator in Texas and an ESL educator in South Korea. Jennifer also worked as an educational consultant with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center... Read More →
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Jonathan Lidgus

Director of Succeed Program, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Friday December 6, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am MST
Meeting Room: Rattlesnake 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226