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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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Friday, November 30 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Inclusive Education in Saudi Arabia and the US: A Comparison and Reflection Seating Available

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This presentation will (a) the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education's mandate related to inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities in public schools, (b) perceptions of teachers, principals, and supervisors of current educational services for students with intellectual disabilities in Saudi Arabia, and (c) how the stakeholders define and practice inclusive education in their schools These perceptions will be compared with evidence-based indicators of best practices in inclusive education used in the US and globally. Presenters also will provide reflections about the state of services in Saudi Arabia. The session will end with a group discussion, and an invitation for participants to provide recommendations and comments about how to engage in systems change efforts to improve inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities in Saudi Arabia. Notes from the discussion will be kept and used for further consideration with ongoing work in Saudi Arabia.


Shoroq Alkhattabi

Doctoral Student
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Kristin Burnette

Ph.D. Candidate, UNCG
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Diane Ryndak

Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Diane's work focuses on two areas. First, at UNCG she focuses on teacher and doctoral level preparation, with a focus on collaborative teams meeting the complex needs of students with significant intellectual and other disabilities through the use of evidence-based practices in inclusive... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am PST
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