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 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Disability Informed Practice: Transforming Inclusive Learning Environments Seating Available

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Teachers can sometimes struggle to fully understand and value the contributions of children with disabilities, negatively impacting both the students with disabilities in their classrooms and the overall social climate in which children without disabilities learn to perceive their peers. Life-changing events and first-hand experiences facing barriers and social inequity within the world of disability provided the presenters with additional insight and a new frame with which to view inclusive practice. This significantly strengthened their core values as inclusive teacher educators at both the undergraduate and graduate level and transformed their approach in leading teachers to critically examine the role of culture and practice in inclusive classrooms. In this session, the presenters will share how their experiences informed their practice; they will provide specific strategies in how to engage teachers in research-based learning activities and reflection to transform their perceptions of people with disabilities. They will also discuss the tools they employ to help teachers become advocates for people with disabilities, eliminate barriers, and provide equity and social justice while leading classrooms in increasingly uncertain times.


Kerry Dunn

Associate Professor, Nazareth College
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Cynthia Kerber Gowan

Faculty Liaison, LifePrep@Naz, Nazareth College

Friday November 30, 2018 9:35am - 10:25am PST
Laurelhurst - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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