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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.


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Amanda L. Miller

SUNY Cortland
Assistant Professor
Cortland, NY
Amanda Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland (SUNY Cortland). Her research focuses on the lived experiences of girls of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities, teacher preparation for inclusive, culturally sustaining education, and equitable family-school partnerships with and for families from nondominant backgrounds. Amanda's dissertation research was a critical participatory multiple case study focused on how inclusionary and exclusionary schooling mechanisms (systems and processes) are generated through materializations (e.g., school geographies, classroom layouts, learning tools) and discursive practices (e.g., talk, texts, actions) for disabled girls of color from the girls’ perspectives. Her research interests are framed by Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit), sociocultural learning theory, and humanizing approaches to inquiry. At SUNY Cortland, Amanda teaches two undergraduate-level courses, both are grounded in disability studies and heavily influenced by DisCrit. One course focuses on the histories and ongoing legacies of ableism and racism in schools and the ideological and pedagogical underpinnings of inclusive education. She also teaches a family-school partnerships course focused on equitable and reciprocal family-school partnerships with and for families of color with youth with complex disabilities.