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2019 TASH Conference
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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.

Saturday, December 7 • 8:30am - 9:20am
School-community Partnerships: The Collaborative Practices of Special Educators Supporting Transition-aged Students Seating Available

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Successful transition outcomes for youth with disabilities necessitate collaboration within and beyond the school system. Ideally, this collaboration entails a wide range of professionals across school systems, service systems, and communities coming together to contribute to transition planning, services, and supports as part of a "transition network." This session highlights findings from a mixed-methods study of 509 middle and high school special educators including (a) the characteristics of "transition networks," (b) what factors are associated with network size, and (c) educators' perspectives and experiences related to their transition networks. These findings have important implications for special educators, school administrators, and district staff.

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Erik Carter

Professor, Vanderbilt University
Erik Carter is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for supporting inclusion, belonging, and valued roles in school, work, community, and congregational settings for children and... Read More →


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

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