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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
Partnering with Family Groups to Support, Reach, and Teach LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will describe the partnership that has developed between the Education Department of a small liberal arts college and a local advocacy group for families of children with Down Syndrome. Through this partnership, Education faculty and pre-service teachers provide sustained and meaningful support to parents, their children with special needs, and siblings through campus events offered throughout the year. These events reinforce the importance of inclusion, acceptance, and community participation. For those who registered for the TASH conference, "Valuing Lives" can be purchased online (digital download) for half price, $12.49, by visiting rtcmedia.vhx.tv and entering the coupon code TASH2016VL. The coupon will be valid until Dec. 16, 2016.
Short description of film:
Through archival images and footage, and dozens of interviews, the film “Valuing Lives” explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense, multi-day workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea. Visit z.umn.edu/valuinglives to purchase the film and to view hours of expanded content. After this session, participants will be able to: 1. identify the appropriate individuals at an institution of Higher Education to contact when seeking to create a partnership. 2. consider their own priorities when seeking to develop a partnership. 3. describe the partnership that has been outlined between one Higher Education institution and local family advocacy organization.


Kimberly Kode Sutton

Special Education Program Coordinator, York College of Pennsylvania

Friday December 2, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am CST
Station Master Room Union Station Hotel St. Louis