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.

Thursday, November 29 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Tools for Families: Implementing Endrew F. Seating Available

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The Endrew F. Case outlines the strength of an IEP and that goals should provide students opportunities to be successful. According to Autin, Docherty, and Arogatus (2018), parents of students with disabilities need to fully understand that their child is entitled to an IEP that enables them to make academic progress with the opportunity to advance from grade to grade in light of their circumstances. Furthermore, the Supreme Court stated every child with an IEP should have the chance to meet challenging objectives and articulated a shift to higher expectations for children with disabilities. Lastly, the case also stated the input of the child's parents and guardians must be taken into consideration. An interactive presentation will be provided using question and answer techniques. Learners will be encouraged to engage with each other. The presentation will begin with an overview of the Endrew F. Supreme Court Case. Participants will be able to interact with presenters by answering questions about the case through an interactive platform like Socrative or Padlet. After explaining the case, implications for students and IEP teams will be discussed. As a part of the discussion, participants will be surveyed for their input for a parent toolkit. The results of the informal participant survey will then be compared to a survey sent to parents of students with IEPs across the US. Participants will see the results of several drafts of parent toolkits. Input for a parent toolkit will be gathered and suggestions for revisions will be taken. The final product will be shared with the participants to use. This presentation aligns with the theme "Be Creative-Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life" because gathering information from participants in the session is an innovative solution to creating or modifying a parent toolkit. Furthermore, the reason for the parent toolkit is so parent and self-advocates will be informed of their rights as a result of Endrew F. After reviewing the parent toolkit, parents will be more inclusive in the meeting because they will understand their rights to provide input and advocate for their child to receive an ambitious free and appropriate education in light of their unique circumstances.

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Jeannine Brinkley

Executive Director, PEAL Center
I am passionate about inclusive education. I retired from my role as a TA provider in PA to become the ED of PEAL Center - we are the PTI and F2FHIC for PA. PEAL is a family-led organization which serves all of PA.
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Karin Fisher

Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
I am a former high school teacher of students with disabilities and am now a professor for pre and inservice teachers. My research interests include increasing students with disabilities participation in STEM activities.
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Cassandra Willis

Doctoral Student, Virginia Commonwealth University

Thursday November 29, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Mt. Hood - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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