2017 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, “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.

Thursday, December 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Peer Supports: Let's Make it Happen! LIMITED

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This presentation aligns with the 2017 theme, "Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion," by providing knowledge necessary to utilize peers as a support in order to successfully include students with significant disabilities in general education classrooms. Peer support can foster opportunities for students with disabilities to be included and engaged in the same activities as their peers. This session explains in detail the step-by-step process of how to set up a peer tutoring system within a school site. During this interactive workshop, five training sessions developed for peer tutors will be explained and essential roles and responsibilities of peer tutors will be discussed. Research conducted by the presenter on peer tutoring will also be shared. This session prepares participants with the tools and resources they need to implement a peer tutoring system at the middle and high school levels, providing students a right to a free and appropriate public education with the supports necessary to be successful.

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 →

Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am
L406 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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