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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.

Thursday, December 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Designing a Universal Design for Learning Lab, Lessons Learned for P-20 Inclusion LIMITED

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Designing a Universal Design for Learning Lab, Lessons Learned for P-20 Inclusion Kennesaw State University has recently opened a Universal Design for Learning Lab (UDLab), which is a model classroom equipped with innovative high and low technology to assist learners in accessing curriculum and instruction. The goal for this breakout presentation is for TASH advocates to explore high-leverage practices of assistive technology and Universal Design to support full inclusion of diverse learners across the P-20 trajectory. Session participants engage in hands-on experiential learning of a wide variety of technologies that provide access to opportunities for all students, particularly those students of color with disabilities. While the University provides program accessibility and accommodations for persons with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Georgia Legislature has increased its focus on programming specific to Inclusive Post-secondary Education. The primary goal of the UDLab is for every preservice or inservice teacher who graduates from KSU to be knowledgeable about Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) and how emerging, innovation, and assistive technologies help prepare ALL students. The 2016 U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported that 12.9% of children with disabilities between the ages 6- 21 years old were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 2013-14. NCES also indicated that Georgia recorded 162,884 served under IDEA, which is approximately 7% of Georgia's public school population. The UDLab hosted 582 visitors from within and outside of the KSU community during the inception year, 2016-17. Visitor feedback consisted of the following comments: learned about new topics that cover transition services, advocacy, assistive technology, digital divide... "Every university should be availed the opportunity to have a universal design for learning model classroom as a resource for educational access for students with disabilities. Participants of this conference breakout session will take a simulated tour of the UDLab with an opportunity to explore a selection of devices and application software that will be set up in stations for rotation to experience high and low assistive technology. A presentation of Virtual Reality Learning (Ludlow, 2015) will be shared to support diverse learning styles. Goggles, headsets and iPod Touch technology will provide virtual reality experiences for participants. Participants will learn how to enhance student success with Assistive Technology tools and strategies to support personalized learning. The session is designed to support teachers in promoting equity, opportunity and inclusion of all learners across the P-20 trajectory.

Thursday December 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
L405 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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