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Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Are We Having a Mid-Life Crisis? State of the Art (and Science) of Life-Span Services 41 Years Later LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Last year TASH celebrated its 40th anniversary. At the conference time was spent celebrating this event. There was reflection about how much we have achieved in our field and what we still need to do. Specifically, a special colloquium on evidence-based practices took place. The proposed colloquium will continue this dialogue, but approach the topic with a specific research perspective. This colloquium will provide attendees with current information about the “state of practice” across selected areas (e. g, inclusion, customized employment; see below list of potential topics and presenters) Although there will be no set format, presenters may opt to share information about the research that has been conducted in a particular area, (i.e., what the findings have revealed, what further research is needed) or a discussion about the state of “practice” (i.e., how and to what extent are practices being implemented).   Given the fact that a variety of topical areas will be discussed, the colloquium will have a general appeal, but be of specific interest to researchers, graduate students, and, hopefully, government and policy makers. 

  • Introduction: Martin Agran

  • Supported Employment for The Most Disenfranchised  and Challenged: From Church Basements to the Department of Justice-Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. Paul Wehman

  • The State of Inclusive Education: Where Have We Been? What is our Future? Mary Morningstar

  • Turning Dreams to Actions: Higher Education Trends for Students with Intellectual Disability. Molly Boyle

  • What We Know about Teaching Academic Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities. Fred Spooner

  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Students with Severe Challenging Behavior: What We know and What We Still Don't Know. Fredda Brown

  • Family Support. George Singer 

  • Our Last Civil Rights Battle: Ensuring the Voting Rights of People with Severe Disabilities. Martin Agran

  • Closing Comments (Implications for TASH): Ralph Edward, Lewis Jackson, Moderator

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Martin Agran

Professor, University of Wyoming
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... Read More →
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Lewis Jackson

Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Jackson is known for his advocacy for inclusive education, based on over thirty years of working with teachers, students, and families across all settings. He has been a teacher educator since 1985, but is now fully committed to research activities, examining the impact of setting... Read More →
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Mary Morningstar

Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition... Read More →
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Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte
Fred Spooner is Professor of Special Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Spooner has researched and written about instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities since the 1980s. Recently, he has focused on alternate assessment and linking both assessment and instruction... Read More →

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Midway Suites III 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103