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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 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Power of Presuming Competence and Having High Expectations

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Families to the MAX is a group of PA families whose children receive special education services. Learn how the changing perspective of adults increase opportunities for successful outcomes for students. Listen to a parent as she shares her child's experiences using AT in the home, school and community. With presuming competence and raising expectations, her story will illustrate the infinite possibilities on how AT is creatively catered to an individual's needs. This presentation exemplifies the importance of collaboration as a parent-led effort that partners with PEAL (Parent Training and Information Center for PA) Pennsylvania Tranining and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), Hispanics United for Exceptional Children (HUNE) and the Bureau of Special Education.

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Lorie Brew

SPDG Coordinator, PEAL Center
Lorie Brew works for The PEAL Center as a SPDG Coordinator for the Eastern area of the state. Much of Lorie’s knowledge about disability related issues comes from individuals with disabilities themselves, families who support someone with a disability as well as her own personal... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm EST
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