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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 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Power of ePortfolios: Understanding how student-directed websites serve as a powerful communication tool LIMITED

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We have a responsibility to create innovative solutions for students to communicate their accomplishments in a professional and contemporary approach. In this breakout session, we will explore how to create a web-based and dynamic ePortfolio allowing students to document their journey through higher education and beyond. This can also be applied and implemented in elementary and secondary settings. We will discuss the components and process of building an ePortfolio to include: a website, online resume, blog, video, photos, etc. Students can utilize this tool as a way to communicate their accomplishments, strengths, support needs, and experience. A self advocate will participate in the presentation of this information and share how he continues to use his ePortfolio. 1. Learners will identify the importance of a ePortfolio and how it can benefit students in their adult life beyond high school transition and postsecondary education programs. 2. Learners will gain a general understanding of how to create an ePortfolio 3. Learners will demonstrate an understanding by identifying the components to include in an ePortfolio to capture meaningful areas in the student's life, including the desired long-term outcomes in relation to an inclusive adult life. 4. Learners will identify how the ePortfolio can be used after graduation as a communication tool with future employers, support agencies, etc.

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Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, Youth Employment Solutions Center / National TASH
Alison DeYoung is currently the Project Manager with the Youth Employment Solutions Center - YES! Center. The YES! Center is a national Training and Technical Assistance Center that serves as a central source of information, expertise and comprehensive support for the Partnerships... Read More →
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Ahmad Rahman

Student, Beyond Academics
Hi! My name is Ahmad Rahman. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Integrative Community Studies certificate program. I'm excited to attend the TASH 2016 conference and present my portfolio.

Friday December 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm CST
Illinois Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103