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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 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Advances in Evaluation of Inclusive Post Secondary Education Full

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Post-secondary education is a relatively new option for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Although it has been explored in Canada for nearly 20 years (Uditsky, Hughson, & Elizabeth, 2012), the U.S. experience is nascent. The first attempts at evaluation have been encouraging, but primarily qualitative and aimed largely at employment as the outcome. The leadership at the Millersville University TPSID team decided that evaluation should be rigorous, quantitative, and aimed at broader quality of life and "things that really matter" dimensions. The work began in 2016. Instruments were derived and adapted from prior studies of deinstitutionalization, supported employment, and self-determination (Conroy, 2018). The instruments have been tested and applied in the early phases of the Millersville TPSID program, with high success and excellent internal consistency reliability. Now the University of Kansas has joined in the quality of life evaluation efforts. Recently an article appeared in a major journal calling for exactly the kind of work Millersville began two years ago: Kathleen Sheppard-Jones, Harold Kleinert, Laura Butler, and Barry Whaley (2018). Life Outcomes and Higher Education: The Need for Longitudinal Research Using a Broad Range of Quality of Life Indicators. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018, Vol. 56, No. 1, 69-74.

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James Conroy

1. It's time to create a national museum, isn't it?2. Will people be better off as we eliminate 14(c) sheltered workshops?3. What's going on in other countries - building new institutions?
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Ann Marie Licata

Assistant Professor, Millersville University
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Mary Morningstar

Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:45am - 10:35am PST
Laurelhurst - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201