2019 TASH Conference
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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




30 Years of Advocating and Influencing Positive Change for Inclusive Communities Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Analyzing the Complexity of Factors When Making Placement Decisions Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available Be Determined to Be Yourself Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Building an Inclusive Postsecondary Program to Support Students and Families Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Changing a District Culture from Segregation to Inclusion Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Communication Support in Real Life Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available Comparing Education Experiences among Diverse Parents of Children with Disabilities Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Is an Individualized Education Program a Nonhuman Agent? Rethinking Deficit Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Navigating through the Complex Waters of HCBS Waivers: Learning from Successful Navigators and Charting New Frontiers Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available Predictors of Higher Education Outcomes for Students with Intellectual Disability Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Reverse Job Fairs: Turning the Tables for Job Seekers with Disabilities Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Self-Determination and Autonomy Post-Olmstead: Making Good on the Promise Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Teaching Core Academic Content to Students with Intellectual Using Technology Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Training Paraprofessionals to Implement FCT with AAC Users with Autism Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available




Changing the Narrative on Support Relationships: It's Not Just 9-to-5 Meeting Room: RoadrunnerSeating Available Developing High-Quality Teachers for Inclusive Settings Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Development and Evaluation of the Teacher Rater and Assessment Instrument for Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities (TRAIT-SD) Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available Early Intervention Access in a Diverse, Economically Disadvantaged, Urban Area Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Educational Experiences and Practices Grounded in Neurodiversity and Multimodal Communication Meeting Room: BirdSeating Available Educators as Activists: Preparing Special Educators to be Agents of Change Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Empowering Families to Participate In and Facilitate Career Development Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Factors that Exacerbate the Continued Segregation of Students with Disabilities Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available Learning to Live & Give after Trauma...the Importance of Acknowledgement, Control, Movement and Giving Back! Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available Legislative Advocacy 101: Getting Everyone Involved Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Making Supported Decision-Making a Priority Support in Youth Transition Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Training Peer Mentors: Implementation and Student Behavior in Postsecondary Education Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available What Can We Safely Presume? A Discussion on Instructing Students with Complex Communication Needs Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available



Saturday, December 7



A Million Little Things: Considerations for Building Thriving Inclusive Lives Meeting Room: DeerSeating Available AAC in the Inclusive Classroom Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 3Seating Available AZ TASH's Chapter YOUth Leadership and Advocacy Strand: How to Start One in Your State Meeting Room: ScorpionSeating Available Barriers to Planning and Organizing Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students with Intellectual Disability Meeting Room: BuzzardSeating Available Becoming a Sexual Self-Advocate Meeting Room: QuailSeating Available Coaches vs. Counselors: Parental Role in Intimate Relationships Between Adults with IDD Meeting Room: HorseSeating Available Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary-Age Students with Severe Disabilities and Intensive Nursing Supports at School Meeting Room: RattlesnakeSeating Available Inclusive Teacher Preparation: Experiences and Findings of an Educator Preparation Program Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 1Seating Available Perceptions of Participation: A Qualitative Case Study Exploring How a Student with Significant Disabilities Participates in an Inclusive Classroom Meeting Room: Kave Ballroom 2Seating Available School-community Partnerships: The Collaborative Practices of Special Educators Supporting Transition-aged Students Meeting Room: CoyoteSeating Available Using Dyadic Interviews to Include Adults with IDD and Their Siblings in Qualitative Research Meeting Room: AntSeating Available Visual Supports for ALL Students Meeting Room: Gila-MonsterSeating Available When the Rubber Hits the Road: Inclusion and Transition Meeting Room: EagleSeating Available