TASH Annual Conference Preview: Inclusion Means Diversity and Cultural Competency

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Season 1, Episode 16 — 27 November 2016

About this episode

Natalie Holdren discusses sessions she will be presenting at the Annual Conference addressing cultural and linguistic competency for school staff working with parents of diverse backgrounds on their students’ Individualized Education Programs, how to make your TASH chapter more inclusive and tools to help people recognize their own cultural biases.

This is a preview of the “Inclusion Means Diversity and Cultural Competency” symposium at the 2016 TASH Annual Conference.

About the presenters

A color portrait of Natalie Holdren. She has long, dark hair with a part. She is tilting her head slightly. In her arms is a toddler wearing a black cloche hat and making an exaggerated grimace-smile.Natalie Holdren is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also serves as Education Specialist Credential Supervisor and Instructor for the UCSB Teacher Education Program. She has served as an educational consultant for several school districts on projects related to special education, inclusion and intervention. She has also worked for United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for over 15 years in several capacities including Children’s Programs Coordinator, Grant Writer and Project Manager for UCP’s Accessible Housing Program. Most recently, Natalie was selected to participate in Georgetown University’s Leadership Academy for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Networks Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Natalie is the Co-President of the California TASH chapter. In addition to her academic and professional life, Natalie is a Polynesian dancer with over 30 years of dance experience. She currently runs a dance group that performs for non-profits organizations in the Santa Barbara area.

A portrait of Donald Taylor, a man with a medium smile and a mob of curly dark hair in a black collared shirt against a pattern of a blue pained wrought-iron gateDonald Taylor is the Membership Manager at TASH and the producer of Amplified.


Complete transcript forthcoming

This interview was originally recorded on 15 November 2016.

The audio of this interview and the transcript have been lightly edited for clarity.

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