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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, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

Wednesday, December 13 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Seamless Transition: The Potential of WIOA LIMITED

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Wouldn't it be ideal if the culmination of K-12 education for youth with disabilities was a job and a clear career path? As youth make the transition from being students to young adults, the ideal would be that they move seamlessly from being a student to an employee, leading to a meaningful job and career. This is indeed the gold standard of transition outcomes. With what we now know, there is no reason not to expect this to be the desired outcome for every student who receives special education services in today's high schools. What really works so that students with disabilities seamlessly transition to adult employment? How can we organize education and vocational rehabilitation services for youth so they leave school with a job? This presentation will discuss findings from research done through TransCens Disability Rehabilitation Research Project and experience in implementing Pre-employment transition services for youth with disabilities.

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Laura Owens

President, TransCen Inc.
Laura A. Owens, Ph.D., CESP, has over 30 years of experience as a national leader in the transition and disability employment field. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) and the President of TransCen... Read More →

Wednesday December 13, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Imperial Ballroom, Salon B 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303