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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 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Inclusion in Postsecondary Education through Supports Available to All LIMITED

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The dynamic growth of inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disabilities, in more than 20 Florida Universities, State Colleges, and Career/Vocational Technical Colleges & Centers will be discussed. A partnership between four institutions of higher education, the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education (FCIHE), includes the University of Central Florida, Florida International University, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Florida State College Jacksonville. The Consortium, as a funded TPSID grant (HEOA, 2008), is tasked with enhancing and expanding inclusive post-secondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities through technical assistance and research. An important tenet of the TPSID projects, individuals with intellectual disabilities are engaged in and members of the academic and social fabric of their colleges and universities. To facilitate this inclusive membership as well as program sustainability, the use of natural or existing institutional courses and supports, rather than separate specialized supports for students with intellectual disabilities, has emerged in some Florida Institutes of Higher Education. The availability and use of inter-departmental partnerships, supports, and services will be discussed regarding student benefit and program sustainability.. After this session participants will be able to: 1. Identify the benefits in inclusive student support systems. 2. Summarize the sustainability and inclusivity of current institutional student supports accessed by all students. 3. Identify at least three current supports/systems/programs within their university, state college or career/vocational college that students with intellectual abilities might access to obtain their needed supports.

Speakers
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Kathleen Becht

Director of Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education, University of Central Florida
My interests focus on parent issues, literacy for students with intellectual disabilities, and inclusive postsecondary education (TPSID)


Thursday December 1, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am
Illinois Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (27)