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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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Friday, December 2 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Core Vocabulary in Inclusive Education LIMITED

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Participants will learn the key components of communicative competence and core vocabulary. They will be provided with examples of students with disabilities whose individualized communication needs are being supported in inclusive settings to facilitate peer interactions and engagement in general education instruction. Allowing all students to be full members within their neighborhood classrooms and communities. After this session, participants will be able to a. define core vocabulary, b. design communication programs that support engagement for all students within inclusive settings, and c. discuss with colleagues the presumption of competence when considering the communication of students.


Jennifer Ayers

Special Education Building Coordinator for Instruction and Assessment, Cecil County Public Schools
In my current role, I support the district assessment and instruction of students with complex learning needs. During the 2014-15 school year, I participated in the Maryland State Department initiative to develop adapted lesson plans aligned with the Core Content Connectors, which were utilized by educators across the state. In addition, I have led the Cecil County Alternate Curriculum Committee, overseeing the development of aligned curriculum... Read More →
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Mark Turek

AT/AAC Specialist, Cecil County Public Schools

Friday December 2, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am
Midway Suites III 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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