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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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Wednesday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Man on Fire: Youth Leadership in Civil Rights LIMITED

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As we celebrate 40 years of leadership through TASH, new leaders are emerging in our youth. Benjamin McGann is a young man with autism who does not speak. However, his words communicate his loud and clear message about human rights, communication and education. Ben writes, ?My goal for myself going forward is to be an advocate for nonspeaking people everywhere. I want to be a leader in the new civil rights movement. The rights for people with autism to have the same access to education as normal people! I have a revolution to lead!?.OBJECTIVES: 1. Discuss the rights of people who do not speak. 2. Describe ways to include students who do not speak in general education. 3. Discuss leadership opportunities for youth with special needs. 4. Develop improved understanding of the abilities of students who do not speak but desire to learn.

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avatar for Elizabeth L. Vosseller, M.A., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth L. Vosseller, M.A., CCC-SLP

Director, SLP, Growing Kids Therapy Center
Elizabeth Vosseller has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1995. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Maryland. Elizabeth has focused her career in both academia and therapeutic practice. As a Professor and Clinical Supervisor at The George Washington University she taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Speech-Language and Education... Read More →


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Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon A 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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