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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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Universal Design: Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Filling

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As college or some form of postsecondary education (PSE) continues to serve as a prerequisite for employment, it is important that all students have access to PSE. The passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act has provided students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) a pathway to college. While progress has been made in making PSE accessible for students with IDD, there are still areas of growth that can be explored for making PSE accessible and inclusive. Diversity practices aligned with tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be a pragmatic solution for meeting the needs of students as PSE continues to grow. However, for university staff and faculty who may not have experience working with students with extensive learning needs, support in doing so may be required. This presentation will present strategies and methods utilized in a PSE program supporting students with ID/D and highlight how successful collaborations with instructors were formed, and ultimately how practices aligned with the tenets of UDL were embedded within the course to support fully inclusive course offerings for students with ID/D. Additionally, data from an initial instructor training will be shared and future research to measure instructor growth and effectiveness of trainings will be discussed.

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Karl Wennerlind

Associate Director, Project FOCUS at UNLV

Matthew Love

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
Dr. Love's research focus on the application of assistive and instructional technology that support students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Currently, his focus is on defining how the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be applied to the design... Read More →
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Stephanie Devine

Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University

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