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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 • 8:30am - 1:30pm
Communication: Opening Access to Self Determination LIMITED

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Tentative Agenda:
o 8:30- 8:40 Welcome Introductions
o 8:40- 9:40 AM- AAC Intervention: The 3T Project. Samuel Sennott, Reny Ferrari, Eric Sanders
o 9:40- 10:40 AM- Self-advocates as Leaders in the Training of Communication Partners. Pascal Cheng, Harvey Lavoy, Tracy Thresher
o 10:40-11:10 AM Break
o 11:10 AM-12:10 PM Darkness to Light. Melia Roberts, Jean Trainor, Nathan Trainor
o 12:10-1:10 PM Coaching communication partners on effective communicative access for individuals with autism. Fernanda Orsati, Ashlyn Smith, Casey Woodfield, Katherine Vroman, Christy Ashby, John Hussman
o 1:10-1:30 Q&A and Reflections

Speakers
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Samuel Sennott

Assistant Professor, Universal Design Lab/ Portland State University
Samuel Sennott, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Portland State University (PSU). Dr. Sennott is the founder of the new Universal Design Lab at PSU, which is focused on innovative research, teaching, and community service. In summary, his research work focuses on serving individuals with disabilities through using Universal Design for Learning and assistive technologies. Dr. Sennott’s background includes a Master’s... Read More →
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Katherine Vroman

Syracuse University
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Casey Woodfield

Hussman Institute for Autism
Casey Woodfield is currently an Associate Clinical Researcher at the Hussman Institute for Autism. She earned her Ph.D. in Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Teaching and Leadership department at Syracuse University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Her academic, professional and personal interests most closely... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:30am - 1:30pm
Salon D 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201