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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts 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.

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Tuesday, December 1


Wednesday, December 2












Poster Presentations Salon F Voices from the Classroom: Thoughts about the Future of Special Education Salon FLIMITED Instruction partnerships: Advocates and Allies Salon FLIMITED A review of inclusive comprehensive treatment models for young children with ASD. Salon FLIMITED Accessing General Education Science Content through Content Area Literacy Instruction Salon FLIMITED Advocacy Across the LifeCourse Salon FLIMITED Aligning Math Instruction to Common Core Standards for Students with Significant Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Amazing Life Changing Experiences: Transition programs aren?t just for those with disabilities Salon FLIMITED Assessing Integration of Home and Community-Based Services Settings Salon FLIMITED Assistive Technology Solutions for Aging Successfully with a disability Salon FLIMITED Bereavement preparation, experiences and needs Salon FLIMITED Celebrating 30 years of Family Leadership and Support Salon FLIMITED Collaborative Advocacy in the Autism Community: An Inclusive Framework for Social Change Salon FLIMITED Communication: Using topic boards to stimulate discussion and the sharing of ideas Salon FLIMITED Confessions from post-secondary education: If we knew then what we know now Salon FLIMITED Content-based Strategies and Resources for the Progressive Leader Salon FLIMITED Daycare Center Directors' Attitude toward Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Korea Salon FLIMITED Decision-Making Processes of Beginning Special Education Teachers Including Students with Severe Challenges Salon FLIMITED Educator ratings of importance and intensity of supports provided in inclusive settings Salon FLIMITED Effective strategies for teaching reading skills to English Language Learners with ID Salon FLIMITED Effects of embedded instruction on functional skills on students with ID Salon FLIMITED Embedding RIRD strategy in instructional settings to reduce vocal stereotypy Salon FLIMITED Evidence Based Practices in Action: Perspectives from Teachers in the Field Salon FLIMITED Evidence-based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities: The CEEDAR Center Report Salon FLIMITED Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Mathematics to Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Examining Appropriate Participation and Performance of U.S. Students on Alternate Assessment Salon FLIMITED Experiences of Elementary Students with IEP Participation Salon FLIMITED Extending a Higher Education-School Collaboration into the Community: The Big Read Project Salon FLIMITED Family first line charge in the empowerment of persons with severe disabilities Salon FLIMITED Fidelity versus Flexibility: Implementing Scientific Practices in Inclusive Science Classrooms Salon FLIMITED Fostering Home School Collaboration: Online Professional Development for Rural Teachers Salon FLIMITED Function-Based Intervention in Inclusive School Settings: A Meta-Analysis Salon FLIMITED Future Educational Leaders' Perceived Knowledge of Supporting Students with Severe Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Generalization of comprehension across content areas for students with ASD Salon FLIMITED Getting to Know Us-National Raise & RSA Parent Centers Salon FLIMITED Historical, Legal and Cultural frameworks of parental involvement for students with disabilities Salon FLIMITED How to Take a Leadership Role in Your Child's IEP Meeting Salon FLIMITED Impacts of Employment First Policy on Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes Salon FLIMITED Including learners with LID: Best practices in teacher training and professional development Salon FLIMITED Inclusion: A Question of Practice, Stance, Values and Culture Salon FLIMITED Intellectual Disability and Sexuality: The Missing Link Salon FLIMITED Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Students Who Require Continuous 1:1 Nursing Supports in School Salon FLIMITED Investigating Literacy Learning Opportunities for Adults with ID/DD in a Community Setting Salon FLIMITED Labeling in Special Education Salon FLIMITED Learning The Access Codes To Life: A Person with a disability's Perspective Salon FLIMITED Literacy Instruction and Access to the General Curriculum: A Teacher Survey Salon FLIMITED May I Pet Your Dog?: Service Dog versus Therapy Dog Salon FLIMITED Mindfulness Yoga and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Salon FLIMITED Mothers' Narrative on the Life with Children with Disabilities in Multi-Cultural Families Salon FLIMITED Moving through barriers: Examining transition experiences of culturally diverse students with disabilities and their families Salon FLIMITED National Survey of Special Educators: Communication Use for Students with Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Parent/Guardian Preconceptions of I/DD Student Participation in Post-High School Programs Salon FLIMITED Partnering for Success Salon FLIMITED Peer interactions and relationships of high school students who use AAC Salon FLIMITED Progressive Leadership in Action Salon FLIMITED Retention of Independent Living Skills in I/DD Population Salon FLIMITED Social Validity in Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Special Delivery Diagnosis of a Disability Salon FLIMITED Students with Disabilities Create Models for Money Management Utilizing Software Salon FLIMITED Survey of Early Career Researchers in Severe Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Teacher candidates’ understanding of autism – Designing courses that address the knowledge gaps Salon FLIMITED Teacher Implemented Functional Communication Training: A Review of the Literature Salon FLIMITED Teacher's experience in inclusion class of elementary school in Korea Salon FLIMITED Teachers' Decisions in Curriculum for Secondary Students with Severe Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Teaching Early Numeracy Skills to Students with Severe Multiple Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs Salon FLIMITED Teaching Early Numeracy Skills to Students with Severe Multiple Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs Salon FLIMITED Teaching/learning within circles of co-practice: Mentors, interns, and university coaches addressing ableism Salon FLIMITED Technology integration and student engagement: Rural teachers' perspectives Salon FLIMITED The ADA applies to parenting! Salon FLIMITED The Power of Words Salon FLIMITED The Relationship Between Student's Skills, Goals, and State Standards: A Systematic Review Salon FLIMITED Thinking Outside The IEP Boxes: How-to Create Solutions With Possibility Thinking Salon FLIMITED Transition Services for Students with Significant Support Needs: Creating Model Programs Salon FLIMITED Transitioning out of the family home: supports for families Salon FLIMITED Transitioning to college: Advocacy for inclusive higher education learning Salon FLIMITED Trends and Outcomes in Inclusive Higher Education: Data from National Coordinating Center Salon FLIMITED Using Peer Supports in Work Based Settings for Students with Significant Disabilities Salon FLIMITED Using Shared Stories and Systematic Prompting to Promote Comprehension of Workplace Texts Salon FLIMITED Using UDL to Promote the Inclusion of Individuals with ID in College Salon FLIMITED Whose the Expert? Self-Advocates Teach Attorneys Person-Centered Thinking Salon FLIMITED Exhibit Hall Opens! Salon E



Thursday, December 3











Friday, December 4





Co-Teaching and Collaborative Inclusive Practices in New York City classrooms Salon HLIMITED Complying with HCBS Final Rule 'Control of Personal Resources': Strategies and Tools Salon GLIMITED Creating Supportive & Inclusive Spaces For Autistic Women SunstoneLIMITED Developing Cultural Competence: Bridging the Gap Between Families and Professionals HawthorneFULL Effects of Universally Designing School-wide Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Disabilities BelmontLIMITED Everyone Communicates! Training Excellent Communication Partners SalmonLIMITED Evidence-based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities: The CEEDAR Center Report Salon ILIMITED Facilitating Natural Supports in Faith Communities SalemLIMITED Intervention Trends in Curriculum for Secondary Students with Severe Disabilities Salon ALIMITED Listening to the College Experiences of youth from Culturally Diverse background: panel Salon CLIMITED MAST Modules: Electronic Support for Educators of Students with DB and ID PearlLIMITED Perceived Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on QOL for Youth with Autism ColumbiaLIMITED Positive Parenting of Infants and Toddlers by Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities Salon BLIMITED School to Work Projects in the State of Washington MedfordLIMITED Student Involvement: Promoting Self-Determination & Advocacy Skills to Achieve Outcomes EugeneFILLING Unique and Creative Ways to Express Yourself! LaurelhurstFILLING Visualize Our Perspective: Using Photovoice to Document Students? College Experiences Salon DLIMITED Florida TASH Emerging Chapter meeting PortlandLIMITED Inclusive Education Academic Instruction Symposium Salon FLIMITED