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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 • 10:55am - 11:45am
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How many times have you asked yourself, "what am I going to be when I grow up?", or "how will I ever get this done?", maybe even "I don't even know where to start...". These are all common questions and thoughts that are frequently on the minds of people with and without disabilities. Parents, educators, and employers take for granted the skills needed to have a goal, create a strategy, monitor progress, and then adjust as needed. Unfortunately, these skills are not being taught in school and students are feeling the effects. Self-determination skills are a valuable set of tools that all students should be taught and are skills that should be reinforced throughout a person's lifespan. When people are taught the skills needed to advocate for themselves poor choices are minimized, graduation rates go up, drop out rates go down, and long term employment is achieved. Through this presentation, attendees will learn how to incorporate self-determination strategies from Pre-K through adulthood. Attendees will also learn about the resources and activities available to them to help foster independence and self-advocacy skills needed to function in today's society.

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Brynn Biggs

Transition Specialist, Bryan ISD

Friday December 6, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am MST
Meeting Room: Quail 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226