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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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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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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







Speakers
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Martin Agran

University of Wyoming
Dr. Martin Agran is a nationally recognized researcher in the area of special education. He is a 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... Read More →
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Mary E. Morningstar

Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition practitioners. Dr. Morningstar also is the Program Director for the Low Incidence teacher education program which trains teachers of students with significant... Read More →
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Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte
Fred Spooner (Ph.D., University of Florida) is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, and Child Development and Principal Investigator on a Personnel Preparation Project involving distance delivery technologies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Co-Principal Investigator on a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Project to teach students with moderate/severe intellectual disability... Read More →


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

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