ACAR-TACC Research Forum ft. Tara Flanagan

Thursday, February 6, 2020 16:00to17:00
De Grandpré Communications Centre, The Neuro, 3801 University Street Montréal QC H3A 2B4

Empowering Inclusion

Featuring Tara Flanagan, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

About the forum: This talk will be focused on the processes by which to promote inclusive schooling, employment, and social participation among people on the autism spectrum. Particular attention will be payed to presenting practical approaches to empowering inclusion in a variety of settings and to making inclusion empowering for all stakeholders.

Bio: Tara Flanagan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She was the Chair of the Joint-Board Senate Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities (2011-2019) that is comprised of a wide array of students, faculty, and staff across McGill who are invested in recommending university policy and in promoting a more inclusive environment at McGill. She is the Director of SPARC (Social Policy, Advocacy, Research, Community), a research team whose mandate is to promote social inclusion among individuals with disabilities by emphasizing self-determination, community, and a shared responsibility for successful outcomes. Her scholarly interests and research grants are in the areas of social inclusion, transition from school to the community, self-determination, and quality of life among individuals with various types of disabilities and among other equity-seeking groups.

About the series: ACAR-TACC Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs. Following the presentation by our guest speaker, attendees are invited to join us for an informal reception.

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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