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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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
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Research shows that being included in the general education classroom is optimal for most neurodiverse learners. More importantly, if we want children to learn how to function in society, these early interactions with their typical peers are important and lay the groundwork for later success. For teachers the thought of having one more kid with "special" needs or IEP goals to tend to can be overwhelming. Research also shows that parent involvement is an integral component for a student's trajectory in school. In this talk, I will discuss the many ways that parents can support not only an inclusive classroom, but an inclusive school and community. I will provide examples and resources for teachers across grade levels K-12.

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Krista Puruhito

Lecturer, Arizona State University
I am an Arizona native and ASU sun devil at heart. I have my master's degree in educational psychology and PhD in Family and Human Development. I am a lecturer in the Family and Human Development program at ASU and I study learning and motivation, PTSD in NICU families, and Inclusion... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm MST
Meeting Room: Jackrabbit 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226