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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 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Exploring Students' Perceived Messages of Self-Reliance by Three Entities Involved in Transition LIMITED

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This session will discuss results from a small study demonstrating how perceived messages from families, schools, and social service agencies affect the resilience, successes, and challenges of individuals with developmental disabilities to create positive school-to-adulthood transitions. Four participants with developmental disabilities were qualitatively interviewed for this study. With the absence of the school personnel member who did not contribute to the study, one school personnel member, family member, and social service agency worker associated with each participant were interviewed as well. The session will discuss themes derived from the interview data: a) the construction of disability, b) the overall positive messages (or perceived messages) that participants from school personnel experienced regarding one's disabilities and how families and social service agencies supported those messages, c) the positive and negative messages (or perceived messages) that participants from schools experienced regarding one's disabilities and how families and social service agencies supported or did not support those messages, and d) the overall negative messages (or perceived messages) that participants from schools experienced regarding one's disabilities and how families and social service agencies supported or did not support those messages. These themes demonstrated how a combination of reproduction, agency, construction of disability, and resistance shape the participants' economic and governmental dependency statuses.

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Tracy Rackensperger

Since 2006, Tracy Rackensperger, Ph.D. has held a public service faculty position within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia. Rackensperger has expertise in overseeing the development and implementation... Read More →


Friday December 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
L406 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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