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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together individuals with significant disabilities and their allies 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 advocates, leaders, and subject matter experts from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees play an important role in supporting individuals with significant disabilities to overcome various barriers in order to live their best lives. Central to this work is the premise that individuals reach their optimal potential only when they are given the opportunity to live, work and thrive across the lifespan in the same communities we are all members of. The conference is intentionally designed to support the interests of professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; home and community-based service providers; students, family members, and most importantly, self-advocates with lived experience.

This year, while we are taking the conference virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that our unique approach to providing exceptional first-rate content and building strong community ties and connections across various stakeholders will yield an extraordinary event! We have taken extra steps to bring people closer together during these times, as well as to create an amazing virtual environment that expands our knowledge, spurs our creative thinking, and focuses on healthy living and having fun!  Our conference theme, Feel the Power of Inclusion, reinforces the importance of our continued commitment to promoting a world of equity and opportunity for all, and is predicated on the value of bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences in an effort to build strong human connectivity and spur collective action.

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Wednesday, December 9 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
The Intersections of Inclusive Education in Schools: A Teacher Case Study

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The recording for this session is located under the title, "About TASH Talks (Part II). NOTE: TASH Talks are a take off the popular “Ted Talks” - short 8- to 10-minute presentations on critically important topics facing the disability rights movement followed by a brief Q & A session during the one-hour session.

This presentation uses Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to discuss the socialization experiences of one middle school special education teacher, whose focus was on inclusive education for students with disabilities within her school. In the midst of advocating for inclusive education and supporting students in a variety of school settings, a context of racism was apparent and troubling to the work of inclusive education. Three themes will be discussed: teacher socialization, responding to racism, and schools as political. Finally, a new vision of the work of secondary special education teachers emerges as existing activity systems are reconceptualized as sites of opportunity to disrupt exclusion and oppression in schools.

Moderators
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Jenny Lengyel

Executive Director, Total Living Concept

Presenters
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Courtney Wilt

Doctoral Student


Wednesday December 9, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
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