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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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Thursday, December 3 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Transition Planning Experiences of Latino Families: A Systematic Literature Review

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Family involvement in transition planning has been attributed to positive postschool outcomes for youth with severe disabilities. Yet, families are often relegated to passive roles in transition meetings and experience multiple barriers to transition planning. Barriers are often exacerbated for Latino families-- the fastest-growing minority group (U.S. Census, 2010). This systematic literature review sought to explore the transition planning experiences of Latino families of youth with severe disabilities. In total, 37 studies were included in the review. Results indicated families were either highly involved (e.g., providing natural supports) or limitedly involved in transition planning (i.e., families were relegated to passive roles). Families either had high or limited knowledge of transition planning. Further, results demonstrated Latino familiesÕ experiences were similar to other families except for three unique barriers. Implications for practice are discussed.


Janeth Aleman Tovar

Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Thursday December 3, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm EST
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