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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 • 1:05pm - 1:55pm
The Role of Parental Expectations on Employment and Career Development: Results from a Pilot Study Seating Available

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The family is a place in which children learn to interpret reality and parents serve as role models to inform children about the world - including the world of work. One consistent finding in the literature suggests that the aspirations of young adults are influenced by their parents' aspirations or expectations for them (Banks, Maitre and McCoy, 2016). By nature, parents want their children to be successful and hope to see them in satisfying careers one day. The thought of seeing their adult child in dead-end jobs is often disheartening for parents of young adults with disabilities. This presentation will discuss the findings from a pilot study consisting of focus groups of parents of young adults with disabilities who were transitioning from school to work and parents of young adults who had already transitioned into the world of work.

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Laura Owens

President, TransCen Inc.
Laura A. Owens, Ph.D., CESP, has over 30 years of experience as a national leader in the transition and disability employment field. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) and the President of TransCen... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm MST
Meeting Room: Buzzard 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226