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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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Martin Agran

University of Wyoming
Professor
Dr. Martin Agran is a nationally recognized researcher in the area of special education. He is an Emeritus professor and former department head in the Department of Special Education at the University of Wyoming. Additionally, he served as a professor in the Special Education Departments at Utah State University and the University of Northern Iowa (where he also served as department head), respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Martin’s research specialty is the education of students with severe disabilities. In particular, he was a pioneer researcher in self-determination for students with cognitive disabilities, i.e., teaching students how to direct and manage their behavior. He has published extensively and has authored or co-authored several books. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities and as a member of the TASH National Board of Directors.
Tuesday, December 1
 

11:15am EST

 
Wednesday, December 2
 

11:15am EST

 
Thursday, December 3
 

12:30pm EST

5:14pm EST

5:15pm EST

A Preliminary Study on Teacher Agency for Inclusive Education: Narratives of Special Education Teach Virtual Platform A Systematic Review of Mand Training Parameters for Students with IDD in Schools Virtual Platform Best Practices in Service Delivery from the Field of Deaf-Blindness Virtual Platform Collaborative Teaming: Making Content Accessible for Students Who Take the Alternate Assessment Virtual Platform Curricular Areas in Which Students with Intellectual Disability Receive Instruction Virtual Platform Due Process, Expert Testimony and LRE: Who are the experts and what are they calling for? Virtual Platform Examining One State's LRE Data: Have We Reached the Ceiling? Virtual Platform Expanding Vocational Education Perceptions: Positive Impacts for Students with Disabilities Virtual Platform Factors Influencing Employment Setting for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: A Review of the Literature Virtual Platform High School & College Peer Mentorship Models: Rethinking and Advancing Inclusion Virtual Platform Inclusive Education and Students with Severe Disabilities: A Literature Review Virtual Platform Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Inclusive of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Virtual Platform Paraprofessional Support in Inclusive School Settings: A Literature Review Virtual Platform Presenters with Disabilities' Perspectives on Advocacy through Education Virtual Platform Professional Development and Performance Feedback to Support Inclusive Literacy Instruction Virtual Platform Providing Remote Services to Students with ASD and Their Families in China During the Covid-19 Pandemic Virtual Platform Reimagining Community: Building Connections and Inclusion through Shared Experiences Virtual Platform School Leadership for Inclusive Education Virtual Platform State Policies that Impact Inclusive Higher Education Virtual Platform Students with Severe Disabilities and SWPBIS: Educator and Administrator Perspectives Virtual Platform Supporting Intentional Communication Skills for Children with Profound and Intellectual Multiple Disabilities Virtual Platform Teacher Perceptions of Preparedness for Working with Students with Chronic Medical Conditions Virtual Platform Teaching AAC Device Users with Autism to Switch Languages Virtual Platform The Parenting Burdens & Family Support Needs of the Mothers of the Children with Severe Disabilities Virtual Platform The Path to Mindfulness Education Virtual Platform The Power of Parents Helping Pre-service Teachers Understand Inclusion Virtual Platform Transition Planning Experiences of Latino Families: A Systematic Literature Review Virtual Platform Why Don't You See Me? Virtual Platform
 
Saturday, December 5
 

5:30pm EST

 


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