2018 TASH Conference has ended
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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Friday, November 30 • 10:45am - 11:35am
"The Myth of the Normal Child: An Introduction to Disability Studies in Education" Seating Available

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What does a "normal" child look like? At what point are individual differences and variations perceived as a disability? In this session, participants will be introduced to core concepts in Disability Studies that will challenge their current conceptualizations of what it means to have a disability. Using Larvae's (2000) framework of critical reflection, participants will engage in an examination of their personal beliefs and assumptions about human potential and learning and will consider the ethical implications of their teaching practices. Participants will leave the session with strategies to foster discussions at their school sites and to engage in ongoing reflection.


Caitlin Solone

Doctoral Student, Special Education, UCLA
Caitlin Solone is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Her research examines equity issues related to access to general education for students... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 10:45am - 11:35am PST
Medford - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201