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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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Wednesday, November 30 • 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Shifting Paradigms: Nonspeaking Does Not Equal Nonthinking LIMITED

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25% of autistics have some level of difficulty communicating via speech. These individuals are erroneously identified by labels such as "low functioning" and "intellectually disabled". What is the difference between nonspeaking autistcs and their speaking counterparts? Apraxia, a neurological condition affecting the voluntary movement of the muscles used for speech and motor tasks. This TASH Talk will seek to dispel current misperceptions about the language skills and cognitive abilities of nonspeaking autistics and explain how purposeful motor skills can be taught to allow for successful communication via spelling.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Grand D 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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