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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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Wednesday, December 2 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Communication and Self-Determination for Everyone

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Individuals with disabilities cannot meaningfully participate in decision-making without adequate support for communication, and the ability to provide input and direction on one’s own life is a primary purpose for expanding communication skills. In this interactive workshop, several AAC users and other members of TASH’s Communication Access Community of Practice will address key features of supports that promote self-determination via communication access. Resources and ideas will be shared!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hanreddy

Amy Hanreddy

Associate Professor, Special Education, California State University, Northridge
Amy Hanreddy is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at California State University, Northridge. She teaches about inclusive and collaborative practices, with an emphasis on strategies that provide students with disabilities access to meaningful instruction... Read More →
avatar for Pascal Cheng

Pascal Cheng

Education and Communication Specialist, Howard Center
I currently work for the Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont as an educational and communication specialist, providing training and consultation in the areas of augmentative/alternative communication, assistive technology and literacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities... Read More →
avatar for Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey

Consultant on Communication Access and Positive Supports, Judy C. Bailey Consulting
Judy C. Bailey, M.Ed., currently consults with individuals and families on using pointing, spelling, and typing to communicate, including work on FC Training and Rapid Prompting Method. Ms. Bailey is an endorsed Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Facilitator in Virginia. She is a member... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Blasko

Cynthia Blasko

Board Member, Roots of Inclusion
avatar for Ryan Duncanwood

Ryan Duncanwood

Sabe, the arc. Tash. scdd
fun, loving, caring


Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm EST
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