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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 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Teaching People with Intellectual Disability to Participate in Faith Communities LIMITED

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An important part of quality of life for people with moderate and severe intellectual disability (MSD) is being involved in community activities, including participation in faith communities. There is a need for meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities in faith communities beyond physical presence. Although it has been recommended that evidence-based strategies, such as video modeling (VM) be used to increase the meaningful inclusion of people with ID in faith communities, there is a lack of empirical studies using evidence-based practices to teach the skills necessary for participation in community activities. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of evidence-based practices in teaching people with ID to participate in a community activity. This study consisted of a multiple probe across behaviors design to analyze the effect of VM and a system of least prompts (SLP) on participation in faith communities for persons with ID. The experimental design was replicated across participants and settings in different faith communities. The data indicated that VM and SLP were effective in increasing the number of steps in a task analysis completed by each participant. Additionally, each participant demonstrated maintenance and generalization of learned behaviors.

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Victoria Slocum

Instructor, University of Kentucky
My research interests are faith inclusion and sexuality & relationship education.

Friday December 15, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
L404 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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