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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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Saturday, December 7 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Inclusion: Changing Minds, Building Capacity, and Intentional Planning Filling

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Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE) has partnered with Calvert County Public School District (CCPSD) to make inclusive education a reality. This session will highlight several students from "demonstration schools", working to transform their practices to include all learners. Through their stories we will explain the process of systems change: capacity building at a district and school building level, data collection, professional development for faculty and staff, and intentional student planning. We will share an overview of planning tools we use to support students, teachers, and families. We will also share students' voices to demonstrate a growth mindset and teachers' voices to demonstrate the value of collaborative planning, scheduling, and flexible IEPs. MCIE and CCPS have focused on the partnership and building capacity model so that, as we continue on this journey together, inclusion moves from being a buzz word to a practice centered on relationships, membership and participation that is ingrained in the fabric of the school and community as the standard.

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Brittni Sammons

Inclusive Programming Specialist, Calvert County Public Schools
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Barbara Gruber

Project Coordinator, MCIE
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Betsie Camilliere

Inclusive Programming Specialist, Calvert County Public Schools

Saturday December 7, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am MST
Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226