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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.

Friday, December 15 • 9:35am - 10:25am
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Studies show a strong relationship between parent expectations and transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. However, conveying and maintaining high expectations can be a challenge for parents, educators, and youth themselves. This session will discuss how low expectations can creep into the transition process, how those expectations can be raised, and will use a National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) manuscript to help brainstorm strategies for supporting families to envision great futures. Key Words: This highly interactive session will include large group discussions based on key questions related to helping families see bright futures for their youth. Those discussions will be supported by content and presenter experiences that highlight successes stories for youth with significant disabilities in employment and postsecondary education. The whole session rests on a dual-capacity foundation: 1) helping families and professionals acquire high expectations, and 2) helping families and professionals convey high expectations so others may act accordingly. This session aligns well with the conference theme Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion. Though great strides have been made in recent decades to address the achievement gap for youth with significant disabilities, much work is still needed. Youth with significant disabilities still lack opportunities in employment and postsecondary education. This session addresses one of the core issues: low expectations, but does so with a spirit of hope.

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Alison DeYoung

Project Manager, YES! Center / TASH
Alison DeYoung is the Project Manager for the Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) Center, the national training and technical assistance center for the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) states. She began working in the field of education in 2008 while completing her undergraduate and... Read More →
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Sean Roy

Training Associate, TransCen, Inc.
State Liaison for the YES! Center and lead staff on the RRTC on VR Practices and Youth. I am an experienced trainer with a focus on transition age youth and family engagement.

Friday December 15, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am
L406 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (30)