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.

Saturday, December 7 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Reporting Present Levels of Performance: Narratives and their Consequences for Students with Significant Support Needs Seating Available

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The IEP process is a social forum in which teams of professionals make decisions in relation to individual students with disabilities. However, as Brantlinger (1997) described, "Disability is a social construct that can be illogical, damaging, and imbued with others "vested interests"" (p. 431). In the current study, we examine how disabilities are constructed in the IEP. We present our analysis of the statements of present level of functional and academic performance (PLFAAP) in 88 IEPs of students with significant support needs in order to understand the assumptions of team members as they construct IEPs and justify their decisions.

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Andrea Ruppar

University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
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Katie McCabe

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Saturday December 7, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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