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Thursday, December 3 • 3:20pm - 5:10pm
TASH IDEA Principles for the Future – Forging a Framework for Education Equity LIMITED

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law 40 years ago, on November 29th, 1975. It was last reauthorized in 2004. In anticipation of a reauthorization of this important legislation sometime in the next few years, TASH is developing a set of principles that are founded in research with a priority to support practices that best prepare students with significant disabilities for adult life. To prepare for this session, approximately 30 TASH researchers and members have participated in working groups, analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats posed by current legislative or regulatory language, interpretation or implementation of IDEA 2004. Through this analysis, they have prepared recommendations, backed by research for what a reauthorization should include, addressing the following considerations:

• Assessment
• Enforcement
• Funding
• Teacher preparation
• Administrator preparation
• Transition
• Family Engagement
• Communication
• Instruction
• Personnel utilization
• Research
• Early intervention
• Systems issues and perspectives

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to learn the results of these analyses, review draft principles for IDEA reauthorization, and ask questions and comment on this work. TASH IDEA Reauthorization Principles will be finalized and disseminated in Spring 2016. This session presents an opportunity to be part of the development of these Principles.

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Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
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Lou-Ann Land

University of Kentucky

Jessica McCord

Educational Consultant, ACERI Partners
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Mary Morningstar

Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition... Read More →
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Diane Ryndak

Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Diane's work focuses on two areas. First, at UNCG she focuses on teacher and doctoral level preparation, with a focus on collaborative teams meeting the complex needs of students with significant intellectual and other disabilities through the use of evidence-based practices in inclusive... Read More →
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Clyde Terry

Chair, National Council on Disability

Julia M. White

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Thursday December 3, 2015 3:20pm - 5:10pm PST
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