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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Saturday, December 7 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary-Age Students with Severe Disabilities and Intensive Nursing Supports at School Seating Available

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Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation describes practitioner strategies for addressing curriculum and instruction for students with severe disabilities and intensive nursing supports at school. The information in this presentation aligns with the TASH theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, because it focuses on strategies to promote equity, opportunity, and inclusion for students who have severe disabilities and complex health care needs that require personal nursing supports at school. This population has historically been served in home-hospital, institutional settings, and self-contained classrooms. This problem persists to the present day. Students who require direct nursing care are frequently grouped in segregated settings to share a classroom nurse. And therefore, may be marginalized based on the complexity of their health support needs. The persistence of a medical-model in special education, particularly for this population, may result in educational programming characterized by caretaking versus curriculum and instruction based on high expectations. Advancing effective practices in curriculum and instruction for this population will promote this population's equitable access to learning and achievement. This presentation will address strategies for (a) collaborating with 1:1 nurses, (b) instruction during health care, and (c) balancing health care with curriculum and instruction in inclusive settings and activities. Participants will have opportunities to engage in the presentation through question and answers, and whole group discussion.


Saturday December 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am MST
Meeting Room: Rattlesnake 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226