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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 Path to Mindfulness Education

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The field of education is searching for new paradigms that embrace the latest discoveries about the biological underpinnings of processes related to teaching and learning. What has been ignored for a long time is the neurological connections in the social nature of human behavior and learning. The interpersonal relationship between neurobiology, educators, and students is still a new perspective and is embedded in a simple practice in mindfulness. Teachers need to learn simple skills for peace and productivity in the classroom. This presentation will inform how to embrace mindfulness in the school. This study investigated the effects of short-term mindfulness training in a group home for the mentally ill, at-risk adolescents with mild to moderate disabilities. Disruptive behavior causes challenges in any setting. This presentation will also explore different mindful tools that can be implemented in both elementary school and middle-higher secondary schools

Presenters
avatar for Sujata Norman

Sujata Norman

Special Education Teacher, Albertville High School
I have been a teacher for nearly 25 years. I have taught in three continents and five countries. I have been handling students with behavioral issues and reading on mindfulness and yoga. I have conducted a pilot study using a specific mindfulness based intervention and will be conducting... Read More →


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