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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 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Tactile Teaching from a Distance: A Guide to Supporting Students with VI through Virtual Learning

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As school systems across the country develop virtual learning opportunities for their students, many of our students with low vision and blindness who learn through more tactile methods are being left behind. In order to make sure school leaders and educators are considering our students with visual impairments and blindness, we must develop collaborative models for differentiation and inclusive practices even in online learning platforms. This presentation will include basic strategies for considering our tactile learners and provide collaborative models for engaging school IEP teams in supporting our students with visual impairments and blindness in virtual instruction. Digital work completion will continue to be a critical part of the learning expectations for our students.This session will help school teams create inclusive plans for distance learning for students with visual impairments and blindness.

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Megan Smith

Doctoral Student, Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, George Mason University
Megan Smith, MAT, is a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Northern Virginia and currently pursuing her doctoral degree at George Mason University with a specialization in Special Education and Educational Leadership. Ms. Smith’s research focus is on improving transition... Read More →

Monday December 7, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
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