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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
Inclusive Education and Students with Severe Disabilities: A Literature Review

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This presentation/poster presents results of a literature review on inclusive education and students with severe disabilities. Results showed both students with and without severe disabilities had a mixture of perspectives on being placed in inclusive education settings. Research also indicated general education teachers lacked training before teaching in inclusive education settings. However, studies reported that students with severe disabilities in the inclusive settings had positive outcomes in social and emotional skills. In this session I will present results of a literature review on the inclusion of students with disabilities and suggestions for future research. I will discuss three themes that arose in my literature study: a) the perspectives of students with severe disabilities and students without disabilities b) teacher preparation programs and c) the social and emotional benefits of students with severe disabilities being placed in the inclusive education setting. Partic

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Shanika Bridges

Ph. D. Candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I am currently a Special Education Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have been teaching special education at Charter Schools located in Nevada for 3 years. I have been self contained and resource room teachers for Pre/K-12th grade. My research focuses on supplying... Read More →

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