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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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Thursday, December 1 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Access to Equity: Findings from a Survey of District Special Education Administrators LIMITED

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Although extant research shows the positive impact that inclusive environments have on academic and postschool outcomes for students with intellectual disability, this population of students continues to experience wide variability in access to general education environments. In order to explore factors impacting this variability, the researchers conducted a survey of how district special education administrators in New York State interpret and implement federal and state education policies that govern the educational environments for students with intellectual disability. Survey results are presented around demographic and other characteristics and the scope of work of school district administrators, and their perspectives of the implementation of and barriers to inclusive practices for students with intellectual disability in districts in New York State. After this session, participants will be able to 1. Identify demographic and background characteristics of special education administrators in districts in New York State. 2. Understand the activities in which district special education administrators engage 3. Identify the perspectives of special education directors on the implementation of and barriers to inclusive practices and placement for students with intellectual disability in the districts in New York State.


Julia M. White

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am CST
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103