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.
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Friday, December 6 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Changing Outcome Statistics: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Seating Available

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Post-secondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities can change the traditional outcomes for the students. Students who have spent an educational lifetime in separate classes or with separate curriculum and expectations can now have an opportunity to come out of those classes join the mainstream population and change their future through inclusive education. Through education, we can change the current gloomy statistics for this population. Currently, individuals with intellectual disabilities have about a 16% employment rate. But students with disabilities who are participating in inclusive post-secondary education have blown that statistic out of the water! In this session attendees were hear not only how post-secondary education can work, but also what it has done for one in particular. Attendees will also hear about what can be done in primary and secondary schools in order to prepare for students with disabilities to go to college, just like their typically developing peers.

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Edie Cusack

Executive Director, REACH Program College of Charleston
Post-secondary education for students with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Friday December 6, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm MST
Meeting Room: Eagle 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226