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April 22, 2014

TASH is Accepting Intern Applications!

Do you believe that all people, regardless of perceived limitations and disabilities, have the right to education, employment and access to their communities and are you looking for a chance to express your values while gaining practical job experience? Consider TASH! For nearly 40 years, TASH has been at the forefront of advocacy, education, and inclusion […]

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April 21, 2014

You’re Invited to the 2014 TASH Capitol Hill Day!

On June 17, the TASH Board of Directors, along with advocates from across the country, will gather on Capitol Hill to hear from disability champions in Congress and meet with U.S. senate and house offices. We’ll be asking Congress to take action on the following priorities: • Restraint and seclusion prevention in public schools • The right […]

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April 7, 2014

In Support of Alternate Assessments

Educators are responsible for the high quality education of all students in public schools: this is the mandate that congress established when it reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002 (NCLB). For the first time schools were held accountable for the progress of all students, including students in subgroups historically vulnerable to poor educational outcomes, such […]

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TASH Conducts Briefings with Congress as Part of SWIFT Center

Over the past few weeks Jenny Stonemeier, TASH’s Education Policy Director, has been conducting informational meetings with members of Congress who represent the SWIFT schools, districts, and states.  These meetings are part of the SWIFT Policy team’s annual plan to engage a broad range of stakeholders in the work of the SWIFT Center.  Congress is […]

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March 25, 2014

TASH responds to New York State Education Department’s ESEA flexibility waiver request

Last week TASH submitted comments to the US Department of Education expressing deep concerns over several items included in NYSED’s Waiver request. New York’s request included provisions that, if allowed, will have significant impact on the inclusion of students with disabilities in state accountability measures. Click here (attached document) to read TASH’s statement. View the […]

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March 24, 2014

New Training Looks at Building Conversational Skills Among High School Youth with Autism

Conversational skills can be difficult for any high school student, but they can pose a particular challenge to students with autism spectrum disorders. New approaches have shown promise in developing conversational skills among high school students with autism. Peer-mediated intervention can support students who are either passive conversationalists, or reluctant or withdrawn in social interactions. […]

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March 13, 2014

One Step Forward

On February 12th, it became easier for some individuals with disabilities to build financial assets. On this day, President Obama made good on his promise to raise the minimum wage for Federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour. In an Executive Order, the President outlined the details, which are included in a Fact Sheet (view […]

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National Children’s Center in search for Chief Executive Officer

The National Children’s Center ( is seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial leader who can partner with the board, build internal and external relationships, and lead staff to achieve the Center’s vision. Founded in 1958, the mission of the National Children’s Center, Inc. (NCC) is to provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental […]

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Rockland BOCES seeks Assistant Director of Special Education

Assistant Director for Special Education Rockland BOCES is seeking an Assistant Director of Special Education to support the Special Education Division and the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Responsibilities: • Assist in program development, implementation and evaluation for students with disabilities K-12 • Problem solve with school wide teams, building administrators, component districts, and other community providers to ensure […]

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Rockland BOCES seeks Principal for Student Services Division

Principal, Special Education Rockland BOCES is seeking a Principal for the Student Services Division. Responsibilities: • Experience working with students who have autism and developmental disabilities • Expertise in working with multiple disciplines to support student achievement • Skilled in implementing NYS Standards and alternative assessment • Experience supervising teachers, professionals, and service providers preferred • Ability to […]

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