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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
Making it Happen: Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Significant Disabilities Full

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Whether you are a transition coordinator (also called transition specialists, facilitators, and administrators) or a secondary special secondary educator, preparing your students for life after school is a very challenging role. This important work to support students to succeed, achieve, and realize a successful future requires skills practitioners. This session will help you to answer the question, "Now what do I do?" if your role in supporting students seems overwhelming or when you need concrete solutions on what to do next. This session will share a range of strategies, resources and information with participants about how to support effective, high quality and evidence-based transition practices and programs. Effective transition programs can be designed to address a wide range of transition education and services for students with disabilities. Because of the complexity of transition, no one professional can sufficiently impact or provide the variety of needed services and supports. We will review the different roles in transition and how participants can focus on unique elements of the bigger process, depending on whether they are a secondary special educator, transition coordinator, an educational or adult agency professional, or transition stakeholder (e.g., family members). Understanding all of the critical features of high-quality transition programs may seem daunting, and to break down what makes a transition program effective, we will structure this session to address essential quality indicators of transition programs and clarify who is best suited to coordinate and implement each critical component.

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Mary Morningstar

Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition... Read More →

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