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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 • 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Tentative Agenda:

o 8:00- 8:10 AM- Welcome Remarks- by Angela Jarvis-Holland 
o 8:10- 9:00 AM- Making Measurable Progress Towards More Inclusive Communities- Kristen Uliasz, Natalie Holdren
o 9:00-9:50 AM  Brainstorming Session!: Dyadic Interviewing & Rethinking How We Do Inclusive Research- Kate Caldwell, Tia Nelis
o 9:50- 10:40 AM Accessible Advocacy: Young Adults Use Adapted Technology for Social Change. Daniel Stickney, Benjamin Lamoso
o 10:40- 11:30 AM Inclusive Research Methods Workshop. Dora Raymaker, Mary Oschwald, Christina Nicolaidis, Katherine McDonald, Elesia Ashkenazy 
o 11:30 - 12:30 PM BREAK
o 12:30-1:30 PM-Ensuring Family Involvement in Their Child’s Education: Family-Guided Planning and e-Portfolio. Patricia Sheehey, Mary Jo Noonan, Patrick Sheehey
o 1:30-2:20 PM Self-understanding, Self-advocacy, and Self-determination: Cultivating Foundational Skills in Autistic Youth. Leah Kelley, Harrison Scott
o 2:20-4:10 We All Belong -- Making it a reality- Michael Bailey, Amber Smock, Angela Jarvis-Holland, AbbyBraithwaite
o 4:10- 4:30 PM Closing Remarks by Jenny Stonemeier



Speakers
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Natalie Holdren

TEP Faculty & Doctoral Student, UC Santa Barbara
Inclusive Education, Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Evidence-Based Practices, Literacy Instruction
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Leah Kelley

I am a doctoral student, educator, activist, writer, and parent of an Autistic teen. | I am interested in talking about the Neurodiversity paradigm; Universal Design; Social Model of Disability; Inclusion; Boycott Autism Speaks; Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance (PACLA); The importance of amplifying the voices and perspectives of Autistic people to inform our practice as parents and educators.
MJ

Mary Jo Noonan

Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Dora Raymaker

Research Associate, Portland State University
Dora Raymaker, PhD is an autistic self-advocate and research associate at the Portland State University's Regional Research Institute. She also co-directs the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE, http://aaspire.org), a community-campus partnership conducting research to improve the lives of adults on the autism spectrum. Her research interests include community-engaged practices, accessible technology... Read More →
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Daniel Stickney

Public Speaker/ Advocate, The Ability Awarness Guy
I am a public speaker and advocate for individuals who live with disabilities. I will complete my transition program in December and begin working as an advocate full time. My passion is educating the public about disability awareness, specifically wheelchair awareness. I also enjoy jet skiing and snow skiing.
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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


Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:00am - 4:30pm
Salon I 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201