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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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Thursday, December 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Self-Determination: Making It Happen LIMITED

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Is it your goal that all students graduate from high school ready for their postschool experience? Making that leap from child to independent adult requires the development and expression of self-determination. Explicit self-determination instruction teaches students ways to fully accept responsibility for their lives and actively participate in their education. Building self-determination is not just a curriculum choice, it's a way of interacting. This session will provide you with: "The research behind self-determination skills," IDEA requirements that support self-determination instruction as a transition initiatives, "Information and strategies to support the state-wide student-led IEP initiative as part of your pre-employment transition services", and research-based strategies and tools that you can use in your interaction with students to build self-determination skills.


Elise James, MS

Transition Specialist, Post-school Outcomes, Georgia Department of Education
Elise James has been a Program Specialist with the Georgia Department of Education for over 11 years. Her primary responsibilities are as the lead for transition initiatives and the scaling up of self-determination efforts across Georgia, including providing training and technical... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am EST
M304 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303