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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 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Using Dyadic Interviews to Include Adults with IDD and Their Siblings in Qualitative Research Seating Available

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The perspectives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are needed to fill gaps in the literature and ensure that research about people with IDD is relevant to them. Siblings of adults with IDD assume a variety of advocacy and caregiving roles with respect to their brothers and sisters with IDD. Both perspectives are important to understand their relationship and factors that affect their interactions within diverse and inclusive communities. Previous sibling research has been based heavily on the perspectives of the siblings without IDD and their parents. Considerations in the research design and supports offered need to be identified to allow adults with IDD to meaningfully participate. Through a qualitative study with nine sibling pairs who ranged from 19 to 57 years old, we explored the use of dyadic interview methods and strategies to support the participation of adults with IDD in semi-structured interviews. The research design and supports used will be described as well as suggestions for future research including adults with IDD.

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Sarah Hall

Research Associate, University of Minnesota
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Zach Rossetti

Associate Professor, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Zachary Rossetti, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Teaching and Learning Department at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research examines the social belonging and participation of people with intellectual and developmental... Read More →
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Meghan Burke

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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