We are a diverse volunteer board of people with disabilities, family members, advocates and service providers dedicated to the values of TASH. Cal-TASH will have openings for new Board members as of Fiscal Year 2011-2012. All nominees must be committed to promoting the values of Cal-TASH/TASH in their daily actions, and must be a TASH member in good standing.
Archives for February 2011
Most of us in the disability community acknowledge our indebtedness to the Civil Rights Movement for its template on social change and its direct contributions to disability rights. In recent months, several national disability advocacy organizations – TASH, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability (AAIDD), National Down Syndrome Congress, and Autism Society of America (ASA) – signed a Disability Community Resolution committing themselves to promoting and maintaining cultural and linguistic competency as a means to achieving diversity within their organizations and the disability community.
Thank you for the widespread participation in our recent call to action to urge your Representatives and Senators to attend this congressional briefing on education reform. We’re now encouraging all those who can make it to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to strongly consider attending this briefing. You’re presence will send a clear message to policy makers that we’re serious about the changes we want to see in education.
I am pleased to announce that Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities has switched to an electronic review system as of February 1, 2011. The majority of professional journals in special education already use such web-based systems, and, speaking for TASH and the editorial staff, we welcome this change. The system to be employed is Manuscript Central, which uses the ScholarOne Manuscripts review process (Thomson Reuters).
In a letter issued to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division offered a stern warning regarding the state’s treatment of individuals with disabilities. The Department cites issues of compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires individuals with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.