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Friday, December 4 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Revisiting Presumed Competence Through Two Students Stories LIMITED

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In this session, we will examine the premise of ?presumed competence? through the divergent stories of two students. For each student, an adequate communication system would not have been achieved if school teams and families had not analyzed their preconceived notions about the student. We will share how each team viewed a lack of student progress as a school, rather than a student failure, and how school-family teams worked together to identify new and creative approaches. Students will share their ideas on how others? perceptions of their competence have influenced their learning and school experiences. . OBJECTIVES: - Reflect upon their own notions of ?acceptable progress? among students with significant communication challenges - Consider the practical implications and applications of presumed competence - Reflect on their own preconceived notions about students with significant support needs.

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Amy Hanreddy

Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge
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Nico Navarro

I am a 14-year-old boy with autism. I am nonverbal. I am fully included in High School and I am an advocate for people with disabilities. Talk to me about inclusion for ALL people.

Friday December 4, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm PST
Salmon 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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