February 6th, 2020
The first TACC Research Forum of 2020 will feature Dr. Tara Flanagan, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her talk will be focused on the processes by which to promote inclusive schooling, employment, and social participation among people on the autism spectrum.
- Dr. Flanagan 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.
- Dr. Flanagan was 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.
- Her interests comprise 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.
- During her talk, 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.