2016 TASH Conference has ended
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 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Making a Difference; Animal Assisted Instuction LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include demonstrations of the use of a Special Needs Assistance Dog in special and general education settings. Participants will get information on how the dog has been used to help students improve behavior, participate in inclusive activities, and serve as an emotional support of all students. Merle, is an Aussiedoodle who works with students who have autism and low incidence disabilities, as well as the entire school population. Merle assists with instruction, transitions and sensory supports. Information on training, videos of practice, and how to implement research based instruction with the help of an animal will be provided. 1. Explain the benefits of animal assisted instruction. 2. Participants will learn how to use an animal to increase social and academic skills. 3. Will get to see Merle work in the session. 4. Contact for information for organization to help self-advocates gain a support animal or training for the animal


Friday December 2, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Regency A 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103