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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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Friday, December 4 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Person-Centered Practice: Envisioning a Good and Inclusive Life

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Person-Centered Practices (PCP) are methods of planning, providing, and organizing services and supports rooted in listening to what people want and helping them live in their communities based on their choices (NCAPPS, 2019). Inherent in PCP is the emphasis on the voice of the individual with a disability. This presentation will briefly review the principles of PCP and share two stories of the use of PCP tools to plan for a positive future. One story will highlight the use of the PATH to encourage parents of young children with autism to dream big in developing a vision for their child's future. Parent's voices on the process and the impact of using the PATH to see past the label of disability and dream about what they want for their child's future will be highlighted. Other stories will describe the use of the Charting the Life Course to guide young adults with disabilities and their families to plan for a future that represents the "good life".

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Katherine Holman

Associate Professor, Towson University
Katherine Holman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at Towson University and a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Dr. Holman has been a UDL University Coach for the past two years and consulted to school programs on implementation... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
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