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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 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Mapping communicative support: Documentation of augmentative and alternative communication services in IEPs LIMITED

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This study focuses on how, and to what extent, educational goals and communicative supports and services are integrated into studentsŸ?? Individualized Education Programs (IEP). The researchers analyzed the IEP documents of students with intellectual and developmental disability labels, including autism, who use, or are candidates for, special education services related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In so doing, we aim to better understand how such support is constructed through IEPs to meet students' school-based communicative needs. By the end of the session, participants will be able to a) summarize how, and to what extent support is currently constructed through Individualized Education Programs (IEP) to meet studentsŸ?? school-based communicative needs b) identify possible strategies for imbedding communication goals, supports, and current practices into IEPs in ways that ensure studentsŸ?? school-based communicative needs are addressed in the document


Christine Ashby

Syracuse University

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