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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.

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Wednesday, December 13 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Access for All: Curricular Accommodations and Modifications LIMITED

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This presentation aligns with the 2017 theme, "Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion", by developing a deep understanding of how to provide students with complex needs an equitable education. Equipping participants with curricular adaptation strategies strengthens the disability field and fosters the opportunity for all students to have access to the general education curriculum alongside their peers. Designing and providing curricular accommodations and modifications are essential to effective inclusive educational practices. With a focus on students with significant disabilities and support needs, this hands-on interactive workshop teaches a diverse community of stakeholders how to design curriculum that is accessible to all students. An understanding of universal design for learning and the importance of collaboration will be highlighted. Peer supports and technology supports will also be embedded. Collaboratively, participants will apply strategies in the following seven areas: differentiated content, accessible directions, streamlining the curriculum, individualized lesson objectives, assignment layouts, infusing individual goals, and classroom assessments. In order to ensure all students' needs are met in an inclusive setting, participants will understand the benefits of and learn how to use the following resources: a student profile, academic unit lesson plan, and an infused skills grid. Students have the right to a free and appropriate public education and this workshop will prepare participants with the knowledge and resources to provide all students with an equitable education.

avatar for Yazmin Pineda Zapata, Ed.D.

Yazmin Pineda Zapata, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University
Yazmin Pineda Zapata, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Her expertise in delivering special education services has allowed her to advocate for students with varying learning differences in grades K-12. She actively presents... Read More →
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Rebecca Brooks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, CSUSM
Dr. Rebecca Brooks is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education teacher preparation and graduate program in the School of Education at California State University San Marcos. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in educational, recreational, vocational, and residential... Read More →

Wednesday December 13, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
M302 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303