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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Thursday, November 29 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Korean American Parents' Perceptions of Transition Experiences for Their Children with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

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In order to understand better how Korean American students with disabilities go through transition and how education and services can become more effectively targeted for them, this study is designed to examine postschool outcomes of Korean American young adults with disabilities and the experiences of their parents related to the transition from school into adulthood through collecting qualitative data. Overall, the two themes emerged from the qualitative analysis: postschool outcomes of Korean American young adults with IDD and experiences of moving into adulthood. The postschool outcomes are composed of three subthemes, including higher education, employment, and living, while the transition into adulthood includes use of an ethnic informal organization, parents' readiness for future, professionals' unresponsiveness on parents and students' preferences, and language barriers. The findings discuss implications for practice among educators in order to enhance the involvement of Korean American parents in the development of long range plans that will affect the postschool outcomes of their children with disabilities.

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Kyeong-Hwa Kim

Professor, Konkuk University

Thursday November 29, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Salon E - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201