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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
The Parenting Burdens & Family Support Needs of the Mothers of the Children with Severe Disabilities

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This study aimed to investigate the parenting burdens experienced by the mothers of young children with severe and multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and also to find out what family supports are needed for them. Data collection was conducted through individual in-depth interviews with research participants, and a semi-structured interview was prepared for the interview and the transcription data were analyzed according to the constant camparison method, which is a qualitative analysis method. The results were as follows. First, participants in the study were struggling with their experiences in their children's disability diagnosis process, the burdens of parenting, & the loneliness. Second, participants asked to provide chils care services to families of children with severe & multiple disabilities & to provide information about the support systems according to their children's growth cycles. The implication for future direction of family support programs was discussed.

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Byoung In Lee

Lee Byoung-In, Ed.D is professor of special education in the department of special education and also has served as the dean of the Graduate School of Special Education at Dankook university . He received his B.A. in special education from Brooklyn college, and M.A. from New York... Read More →
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Hyeonju Jung

Doctoral Student, Dankook University
Hello? I am a special education teacher for young children with disabilities. I have been teaching for 20 years in the area of early childhood special education. I am a doctoral student currently, at Dankook University in Korea. Nice to meet you.

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