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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 • 10:45am - 11:35am
Changing Perspectives & Raising Expectations: Inclusive Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability LIMITED

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There are increasing opportunities available for individuals with intellectual disability to access higher education that prepares them for independent living, social awareness and meaningful work. This session will address the overall landscape of inclusive higher education (IHE), tuition assistance available for students that attend these programs, and the societal impact of these programs. Participants will be equipped with resources to identify and contact different inclusive programs throughout the country. School systems are required to report on Indicator 14 which provides information on the number of students with IEP€™s that attend post-secondary education or are employed. This presentation directly addresses this data. In addition to the national perspective, this session will delve deeper into information regarding each of the five programs in Tennessee (EDGE at Union, FUTURE at UT Knoxville, Lipscomb IDEAL, University of Memphis TigerLIFE, and Vanderbilt Next Steps). By the end of this session, participants will be more prepared to discuss inclusive higher education and the positive impact that these programs have on individuals with and without disabilities. In addition, participants will have materials and an understanding on ways the TN Inclusive Higher Education Alliance can be a resource for their students/families/educators.

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Erik Carter

Professor, Vanderbilt University
Erik is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his doctoral work in the area of severe disabilities at Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate work in Christian Education at Wheaton College. His research... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:35am EST
L406 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303