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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
An Online Community to Support Individuals with Complex Communication Needs FILLING

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Family members and professionals who support individuals with complex communication needs (CCN) are often challenged in finding high quality, accessible resources in local communities. To address this need, a free, virtual Communication Matrix (CM) community has been launched. The CM Community includes many features that users will find useful in supporting individuals with CCN. Attendees will be introduced to this open and unique use of technology as an intervention for professionals and family members that provides just in time tools to support people with CCN.. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session, participants will be able to a) Describe 3 benefits of participating in communities of practice b) Connect with professionals and parents from around the country to learn from and help them in their work supporting individuals with CCN. c) Identify 2 resources available on the Communication Matrix Community of Practice that improve the participant?s practice.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Cook

Alexandria Cook

Oregon Health & Science University
avatar for Amy Parker

Amy Parker

Coordinator, National Center on Deaf-Blindness
I love working with video and creating open access products that help educators and families. My older sister is a dear friend and happens to have multiple disabilities including deafblindness. I consider my sister my first teacher. I feel lucky to work in the field of deafblindness and special education.


Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am
Salon C 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (23)