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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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Friday, December 6 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Does All mean All? Expert Perspectives of Inclusion in SWPBIS Filling

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School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is a framework intended to benefit all students in a school. However, recent research suggests that students with significant disabilities may not fully participate in SWPBIS efforts at their school. The purpose of this study was to investigate expert perspectives on the extent to which students with significant disabilities should be included in SWPBIS initiatives at their school. We surveyed the editorial board members of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions in an effort to learn about their background and expertise in SWPBIS and the extent to which they agree that students with significant disabilities should be involved in each aspect of SWPBIS. Overall, experts agreed students with significant disabilities should be included in all tiers of SWPBIS, they should receive instruction in school-wide rules and expectations, and they should have the opportunity to participate in school-wide reward systems. Experts shared differing perspectives on the ways behavior violations of students with significant disabilities should be managed and documented. Implications and directions for future research are presented, including the need to explore effective strategies for supporting practitioners to implement SWPBIS for all students including students with significant disabilities. Information from this session can be used to advance the inclusion of individuals with significant disabilities in SWPBIS.

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Alison Zagona

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
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Kirsten Lansey

Doctoral Candidate, University of Arizona
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Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
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Virginia Walker

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Virginia L. Walker, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Walker began her career as a special education teacher of students with extensive support needs in Atlanta... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am MST
Meeting Room: Eagle 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226