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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 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Gateway to the Inclusive Culinary Classroom LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

"GATEWAY TO THE INCLUSIVE CULINARY CLASSROOM" explores inclusion through a STRUCTURED DISCUSSION based on real-world experiences in the development of an inclusive culinary classroom and curriculum. This unique curriculum is strengthening the disabilities field by the interactivity of program participants to unique perspectives on the life skill of food preparation - as a science and art form to be enjoyed; By facilitating connections between stakeholders (participants, guardians/parents, case managers and delivery personnel/instructors), the passion for an inclusive world is being reignited. The successes participants experience in this hands-on “culinary lab” becomes the foundation to building their confidence in pursuing further ongoing educational opportunities. Come prepared to challenge preexisting ideas of an "INCLUSIVE" CULINARY CLASSROOM. You will learn: Why and How to setup an INCLUSIVE CULINARY CLASSROOM In a non-cooking environment; How to build SELF-ESTEEM and confidence by educating and building culinary competence skills; Understanding ground-level key safety standards in a culinary environment; (memes and hooks) *Cooking and Culinary skills taught as a project management process; Increase the HANDS-ON experience base; *Walk-away with sample curricula, lesson plan and recipe templates, class worksheets, as well as fun entertaining hands-on class learning projects; *Learn the core program model, and the project management processes of finding success in the realm of flexibility.

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Emile Johnson

EmmausLink Community Coordinator, Emmaus Homes
I have been a Suzuki Music educator for 30+ years. This has strongly influenced my outlook towards education. Suzuki music education contends that Every Child Can. What happens when these children grow up? They grow into adults that can as well. The same educational model that... Read More →
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David Lee Szalanski

Culinary Chef-Instructor, EmmausLink
Prior to becoming a chef and chef-instructor, DavidLee received his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University in Bio/Chemistry and attended Hahnemann University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. DavidLee’s career spanned 20 years in health and human services across the US... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm CST
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