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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 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Teaming: Making Content Accessible for Students Who Take the Alternate Assessment

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Grade-level standards-based instruction for all students has long been required, yet some schools and individuals struggle with how to implement it. Issues of personnel time and expertise have been identified as barriers. We will demonstrate how these schools have reconsidered the roles and responsibilities of collaborative teams to build accessible instruction. Through support of coaches and state and district level vision, the work showcased here provides practical examples of role structures and grade-level aligned content adapted for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Debbie Taub

Director, OTL Education Solutions
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Mark Turek

Equity Coach, Carroll County Public Schools
After 42 years in education, Mark retired three years ago. His work was not done, as he now works part time as an equity coach in a school district that is relatively new to inclusive practices. Mark has a background in speech/language pathology and assistive technology. He worked... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm EST
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