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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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Friday, December 15 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Expanding Boundaries and Erasing Boarders: Including Rural Students with Significant Disabilities LIMITED

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How are rural communities working to provide inclusive social and educational experiences for students with significant disabilities? Amidst the problems rural schools may face, they have characteristics that could have the potential to promote inclusive schools and more equitable opportunities for students with significant disabilities. It may be perceived of rural communities that there is not a wide-range of diversity, but scholars have reflected on this myth claiming that may not be entirely true of rural schools and in fact, they may have similar amounts of diverse differences as urban communities. By reflecting and examining the high disability and poverty rates in rural areas, schools will be better able to create an inclusive school environment for all students. A presentation of current literature will aim to examine the barriers which may exist for rural schools to provide inclusive education services for their students with significant disabilities. This study attempts to develop conclusions of the barriers rural schools may be facing when it comes to creating inclusive special education services for students with significant disabilities in rural areas.

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Katie McCabe

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday December 15, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am
L403 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (10)