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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 • 1:20pm - 5:20pm
Empowering All Families to Create Inclusive Neighborhood Schools LIMITED

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This workshop will confront barriers to inclusive neighborhood schools created by a lack of understanding of cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity; early intervention practices that over-emphasize medically-based approaches; and flawed assumptions about students with disabilities. Participants will hear from parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds whose children have been successfully included, develop an inclusive educational and post-high school vision for their child/student, and learn strategies for enlisting diverse inclusive education allies in their own communities.

At the end of this worshop, participants will:

1. Use TASH inclusive education position statement to describe inclusion.
2. List the quality indicators of inclusive education.
3. Describe the impact of the medical model of disability on the educational programs of students with disabilities and inclusive education.
4. Increase knowledge of the barriers to inclusion faced by families of diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of social justice- and research-based rationales for inclusive education
6. Develop an inclusive vision for a child/student with intensive support needs.
7. Develop a plan for enlisting allies to help advocate for inclusive neighborhood schools. 




 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara J. McKenzie

Barbara J. McKenzie

Chairperson, Ohio TASH
Barb McKenzie is an advocate, presenter, and organizer of gatherings about the importance of creating inclusive communities. The chair of Ohio TASH, she participates on International TASH’s Inclusive Education committee. Barb is the author of “Reflections of Erin – the Importance of Belonging, Relationships, and Learning with Each Other,” a collection of stories, observations, and images inspired by her daughter Erin’s life which... Read More →



Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:20pm - 5:20pm
Illinois Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (29)