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Wednesday, December 2 • 8:30am - 1:45pm
Understanding Inter-sectional Beliefs to Enhance Cultural Competency in Communities FULL

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Limited Capacity seats available


  • 8:30 - 8:40 AM | Welcome Introductions by Jenny Stonemeier & Aaron Bishop

  • 8:40 - 9:40 AM | How Beliefs about Disability, Race, and Culture Influence Special Education Teachers' Retention - Saili Kulkarni

  • 9:40 - 10:40 AM | Experiences and Beliefs of Adolescents with Disabilities Who Identify as LGBTQ - Laurie Gutmann Kahn

  • 10:40 -11:10 AM Break 

  • 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM | Fierce Love: The power of stories to bring communities together - Susan Cushman, Abigail Braithwaite, Alicia, Delashmutt, Hope Sasek, Michelle Haines, Nicole Silverman

  • 12:10 - 1:10 PM | Using what we have learned to implement change. Facilitated by Mat McCollough, Natalie Holdren, Jenny Stonemeier, and Aaron Bishop featuring all workshop presenters. 

  • 1:10 - 1:45 | Q&A and Reflections 

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Natalie Holdren

UC Santa Barbara
Inclusive Education, Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Evidence-Based Practices, Literacy Instruction
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Jenny Stonemeier

Director of Education Policy, TASH
ask me about: | TASH | TASH Conference | Membership | EducationEquity | Inclusive Education | Education Policy | gluten free cooking

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Aaron Bishop

Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities

Susan Cushman

Family Support Director, United Cerebral Palsy
Resources, funding sources, obtaining county services -- for their child with a disability. I'm the parent of a 25 year old daughter with cerebral palsy (and a 24 year old stepson with Down syndrome).
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Saili Kulkarni

California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Dominguez Hills

Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:30am - 1:45pm
Salon B 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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