2017 TASH Conference has ended

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 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
What Success Looks Like LIMITED

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Gage Robinson is a 14 year old self-advocate, who with his mother, founded Gage Gives Back, a non-profit organization that was created to share information and understanding about people with traumatic brain injury, and shaken baby syndrome. Until last school year, Gage's educational path was dismal. He received home-bound services, with the exception of one hour per day that he was bused to a neighboring county away from his home, where he spent the one hour in a segregated education setting.Gage now is fully supported within his neighborhood school, attending 8th grade with his peers and being successfully included across the entire school day. He wants to be a motivational speaker when he grows up, and is here to tell you why.Creating successful educational outcomes within inclusive settings, especially for those students who have the most complex of needs, can be achieved simply through creating a new norm. Establishing a paradigm where we think, talk, write, and act in strength-based ways on children's behalf, we can truly know what success looks like. This presentation will share the magic, the specific strategies, and the stories of many individuals, just like Gage, who are finding extreme success within inclusive schools.

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Jennifer Sommerness, Ed.S.

Adjunct Professor; Educational Consultant, University of St Thomas; Welcome Spoken Here
Jennifer Sommerness, Ed.S., is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of St. Thomas. She has spent the past 25 years studying best practices for inclusive education, as well as the areas of educational administration and professional development... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
L401 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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