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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
Typing: From Research to Practice to Independence LIMITED

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Our well-attended 2016 National TASH presentation on "Typing" led to a discussion involving typists, experts, practitioners, family members, and researchers; this interaction inspired the creation of a longer form presentation and conversation. When learning to tie one's shoes, the ultimate goal is independently well-tied shoes, not the method used (e.g., "bunny ears" vs. "around the tree"). Similarly, when learning to type the ultimate goal is independently well-typed communication, not the method used (e.g., "home row" vs. "hunt and peck"). This session will focus on current research, best practices, and teaching and supporting independent typing for people who do not have reliable speaking skills.

avatar for Molly K. Rearick

Molly K. Rearick

Founder & Executive Director, IGNITE Collective, Inc.
communication, AAC, transition, adult supports, inclusive education

Caitlin Solone

Doctoral Student, Special Education, UCLA
Caitlin Solone is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Her research examines equity issues related to access to general education for students... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am EST
L508 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303