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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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Fred Spooner

UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Fred Spooner (Ph.D., University of Florida) is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, and Child Development and Principal Investigator on a Personnel Preparation Project involving distance delivery technologies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Co-Principal Investigator on a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Project to teach students with moderate/severe intellectual disability to solve mathematical problems. Prior work with IES has involved serving as a Co-Principal Investigator with Diane Browder on a project for determining evidence-based practices in the area of intellectual disability, and Co-Principal Investigator on a project focusing on high quality mathematics and science instruction for students who participate in alternate assessments judged against alternate achievement standards (the 1%). Dr. Spooner has held numerous editorial posts, including Co-Editor of TEACHING Exceptional Children, Co-Editor Teacher Education and Special Education and currently, is the Co-Editor for The Journal of Special Education, and Associate Editor for Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. His research interests include instructional procedures for students with severe disabilities, alternate assessment, and validating evidence-based practices.