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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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Monday, December 7 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Tips for Successful Distance and Hybrid Education

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This session presents a framework and processes for supporting students with significant cognitive disabilities during distance and hybrid education that aligns across school and home. The session highlights several distance learning resources filled with practical tips, and includes suggestions for creating inclusive school communities during distance and hybrid education.

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Jessica Bowman

Research Associate, University of Minnesota/ TIES Center
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Deborah Taub

Director, OTL Education Solutions
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Terri Vandercook

Assistant Director, TIES Center, University of Minnesota
I have worked with and learned from individuals with significant developmental disabilities, their families, and team members for over 40 years. Themes throughout my career have been the active belonging, participation, and learning (inclusion!) of each child in her or his community... Read More →
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Gail Ghere

Research Associate, TIES Center / University of Minnesota

Monday December 7, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
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