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TASH Regional Conference | North Carolina

Greensboro Logo 2Inclusive Education as a Results-Driven Imperative: Preparing Students with Significant Disabilities for College and Careers

Date: May 15-16, 2015 – Greensboro, NC
Location: UNC – Greensboro Department of Specialized Education Services
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Co-Hosted By: NC TASH and UNC Greensboro College of Education. Campus Map HERE
School of Education Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Early-Bird Rate* | Member – $105  Non-member – $125
Regular Rate | Member – $125  Non-member – $145
*Early-Bird Rate ends May 1

Scholarship request period has ended.

This regional conference will open your eyes to the many reasons why students with disabilities are best served as full members of their school communities and regular education classrooms! You will learn about the key factors which increase the likelihood for future success for students, beginning at the earliest ages. You will be introduced to the philosophy and values that guide practice; successful transition self-directed planning; employment experiences during high school and post secondary options that lead to employment; and roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder (parent, student, teacher, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and adult services) along the way. Speakers are prepared to address content relevant to each stakeholder group in every session.

Who Will Attend?
  • State agency leaders and senior staff – VR, ED, DDS, DDC
  • Educators, VR counselors, and adult service professionals
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Self-advocates

Paper Registration

All participants who are in need of accommodations (personal assistants, interpreters, and/or dietary restrictions) are required to complete the accommodations request form here.

Sponsored by:

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

Workshop Schedule


Friday, May 15th

4:30 – 6:30 PM | Reception and Introduction to NC TASH Board and TASH. See Event flyer HERE

Saturday, May 16th

8:00 AM | Registration, Refreshments and Networking

8:45 AM | Opening Remarks

Jenny Stonemeier, TASH
Kelly Kelley, NC TASH
Karen Wixson, University of North Carolina Greensboro

9:00 AM | Keynote Presentation

Inclusive Education as a Results-Driven Imperative — Preparing Students with Significant Disabilities for College and Careers
Diane Ryndak

9:30 – 11:45 AM | Plenary Session

Presenters will each provide a 20 minute introduction to their topic by reviewing the basic tenets of their areas of practice and suggest ways other stakeholders (parents, adult service providers, self advocates and state agencies) can work together to improve transition outcomes.

12:05  – 1:15 PM | Working Lunch (lunch will be provided)
Getting Ready for, Experiencing and Benefiting from a College Education
Facilitated by Kelly Kelly and Ali DeYoung, featuring Jackie Kelty, Ali Hale, Jalen Cash, Kenneth Kelty, Denise Sumiel, and Ahmad Rahman.

Afternoon How-To Workshops:
Attendees can choose to attend 2 of the 5 sessions listed above.  All 5 sessions will be presented during 2 different time blocks; the first at 1:15 PM and the second at 2:45 PM.

1:15 – 2:30 PM | How-To Workshops
Attendees will learn skills they can apply immediately.

2:30 PM | Networking & Break

2:45 – 4:00 PM | How-To Workshops
Attendees will learn skills they can apply immediately.

4:15 PM | Closing Remarks

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