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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 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Inclusive education for students with complex health care needs: Moving forward together! LIMITED

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The proposed structured discussion will be formatted as outlined below. During open discussion the presenter will moderate the discussion, by ensuring that participants who want to speak are given an opportunity. If there is a lull in the discussion, the presenter/moderator will encourage participation by asking open-questions directly related to what other participants have shared. 8-MINUTE INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC Brief overview of existing policy statements (e.g., American Academy of Pediatricians, Council for Exceptional Children) and research on inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs. Brief description of how inclusive education for this population connects to the TASH theme ƒ??Gateway to Equityƒ? and supporting this population to live ƒ??a fair, just, and balanced life.ƒ? 3-MINUTE GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND GROUND RULES Session participants will be asked to raise their hands to identify what group they identify with (e.g., parent, self-advocate, teacher, therapist, researcher). Ground rules for the session will be outlined: (a) Give others the opportunity to speak (e.g., do not talk over others); (b) Respect each otherƒ??s point of view; and (c) Keep the TASH theme ƒ??Gateway to Equityƒ? in mind. 8-MINUTE OPEN DISCUSSION FOR QUESTION ONE What are the current issues and challenges in schools around inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs? 8-MINUTE OPEN DISCUSSION FOR QUESTION TWO How can schools address the issues and challenges identified in order to promote inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs? 8-MINUTE OPEN DISCUSSION FOR QUESTION THREE How can schools respond to studentƒ??s and their parentsƒ?? diverse backgrounds and perspectives (i.e. race, culture, sexual orientation, gender expression, or socioeconomic status) when implementing inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs? 8-MINUTE OPEN DISCUSSION FOR QUESTION FOUR How can schools implement inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs in order to support this population to live ƒ??a fair, just, and balanced life?ƒ? 3-MINUTE CLOSING The presenter/moderator will summarize key points discussed. The presenter/moderator will inquire with session participants if there is a shared interest in creating a special interest group on the TASH website and/or Facebook page to continue to build connections, share information and resources, and passion for inclusive education for individuals with severe disabilities complex health care needs. This session proposal aligns with this yearƒ??s TASH theme by (a) facilitating session participants to form connections with each through sharing and dialoguing on inclusive education for student complex health care needs; (b) by focusing the discussion session strategies to promote inclusive education for this population, and (c) by explicitly connecting the discussion to TASHƒ??s theme.. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: a) summarize key issues and challenges in promoting inclusive education in schools for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs b) discuss strategies schools can use to redress barriers to inclusive education in schools for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs c) discuss how schools can respond to diverse perspectives and backgrounds when implementing inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs d) discuss how schools can implement inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs in order to support this population to live ƒ??a fair, just, and balanced life?ƒ? 3) develop connections with other session participants, and understand different viewpoints and experiences related to inclusive education for students with severe disabilities and complex health care needs

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Thursday December 1, 2016 9:20am - 10:10am
Midway Suites II 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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