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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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Tuesday, December 8 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Teachers' Perceptions of the Benefits and Barriers to School and Community Work-Based Learning for…

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We're sorry. A recording is not available for this session. Student participation in certain types of work-based learning experiences (WBLEs), such as paid work, have been found to relate to students' post-school employment outcomes (Mazzotti et al., 2016). Although research suggests that students benefit from participating in WBLEs, there is limited understanding of teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers to WBLEs. This presentation will share the results of a survey study that investigated teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers to school and community work-based learning experiences (WBLEs) for students with intellectual disability. Additionally, the relation between teachers' perceptions and (a) type of WBLE (e.g., school or community), (b) students' support needs (e.g., mild/moderate, severe/profound), (c) teachers' experiences (e.g., type of licensure, experience with work-based learning), and (d) school level variables (e.g., urbanicity, size of school) will be discussed.

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Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →
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Magen Rooney-Kron

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri- St. Louis
Magen is an assistant professor of inclusive education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her research focuses on the inclusion of students with significant support needs in work-based learning experiences. 

Tuesday December 8, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
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