Federal legislation has been introduced that would allow parents to recover expert witness fees in due process hearings and litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Join TASH in urging your senators and representatives to support this important legislation.
Archives for March 2011
Doug Biklen is a lifetime member of TASH and one of the producers of the breakthrough documentary Wretches and Jabberers. In this post, Doug discusses the film and its impending national stage.
The National ADA Symposium features 64 sessions covering all areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act, with a special emphasis on the new developments in ADA regulations and guidelines. This year’s symposium will be held May 8-11, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Assistive Technology Expo & Training provides a full day of training and hands-on demonstrations on Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in workshop strands and discover innovative approaches for language production, assisted communication and improved access.
On March 14, the Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny visited the Ann Beers Elementary School in Washington, D.C., one of many schools across the nation that has implemented the Schoolwide Applications Model (SAM). This model was pioneered by TASH co-founder Wayne Sailor, who explains the promise of SAM.