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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
A Comprehensive Evaluation of Perspectives Regarding a Post-Secondary Education Program Seating Available

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This qualitative study sought detailed insights into individual experiences with a university post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-22. Past and present students and parents, as well as peer education coaches and mentors, program staff, and participating professors were interviewed about their first-hand experiences. This collective gathering of multiple parties involved in the post-secondary program is unique from previous studies that focus on specific groups such as students or peer education mentors. The comprehensive nature of this qualitative study provides a unique opportunity for the development or improvement of guidelines that represent perspectives of all key parties of post-secondary education programs. Our presentation aligns with the conference theme of diverse and inclusive communities because the program targeted by our study fosters diverse student perspectives at the university. Our presentation will inform transition age-individuals with ID and their families of all backgrounds, including diverse groups, about the offerings of post-secondary education programs and outcomes upon graduation from the program. This presentation also addresses the needs of a group who have historically been marginalized in terms of attending college (i.e., those with ID).


Andrea Forsyth

Doctoral Student, University of Nevada, Reno

Jodee Prudente

Teacher/Leader/Student, WCSD/UNR
I am a veteran special education teacher. I have primarily worked with students wit intellectual disabilities grades K-8. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Masters in Special Education with a focus on students with intellectual and multiple disabilities... Read More →

Brianna Grumstrup

Doctoral Student, University of Nevada, Reno

Friday December 6, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm MST
Meeting Room: Rattlesnake 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226