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Thursday, December 3 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Extracurricular School Clubs and Students with Severe Disabilities: Perceptions, Participation, & Purpose LIMITED

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This presentation will review preliminary findings from a multiple case study that investigated what purpose was served for secondary students with severe disabilities that participated in extracurricular school clubs and how students participated in school club activities. There is limited empirical evidence for understanding teacher, school club sponsor, and family motives for including students with severe disabilities in extracurricular activities. This study sought to expand on this area by investigating the purpose for participation in school club activities for students with severe disabilities and exploring factors that facilitated/hindered their participation. Implications from findings will seek to aid practitioners in planning, facilitating, and supporting inclusive extracurricular engagement for students with severe disabilities. OBJECTIVES: 1. Summarize the need/purpose for including students with severe disabilities in extracurricular activities and school clubs; 2. Discuss factors that facilitate and hinder the participation of students with severe disabilities in extracurricular school clubs; and 3. Identify strategies for increasing and supporting students’ engagement in extracurricular school clubs.

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Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm PST
Douglas 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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