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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
Paraprofessional Support in Inclusive School Settings: A Literature Review

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The purpose of this review was to summarize single-case intervention studies involving paraprofessional-implemented interventions in inclusive school settings for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Studies were synthesized to summarize participant and setting characteristics, intervention characteristics, and the quality of the studies. Intervention effect across study participants also was calculated. Implications for practice, limitations, and areas for future research will be addressed.

Presenters
avatar for Virginia Walker

Virginia Walker

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Virginia L. Walker, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Walker began her career as a special education teacher of students with extensive support needs in Atlanta... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Kurth

Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
avatar for Kristin Joannou Lyon

Kristin Joannou Lyon

Research Associate, University of Kansas
avatar for Megan Carpenter

Megan Carpenter

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities. My research focuses on educator implementation of positive behavior supports for students with extensive support needs to promote access to inclusive settings.
avatar for Amy Clausen

Amy Clausen

Doctoral Candidate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
General curriculum access and teacher preparation
avatar for Elissa Lockman Turner

Elissa Lockman Turner

Doctoral Student, University of Kansas


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