On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, TASH held a congressional briefing entitled “National Efforts to Restrict the Use of Restraint and Seclusion Practices in Schools.” The briefing was a gathering place for congressional staff, advocates and field experts to learn about the critical need for legislation that protects students from abusive practices.
Archives for June 2011
This is a photo post from TASH’s congressional briefing on restraint and seclusion on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The congressional briefing was part of Capitol Hill Day, an effort to support public policy that included a number of advocates, experts and the TASH Board of Directors.
AZWins, Arizona TASH annual conference, is the state’s premier professional development resource for inclusive education practices, and draws many parents and self-advocates who want to learn more and support increased access to inclusive education in Arizona. The seventh annual conference was held June 6-7, 2011, and participants evaluated the conference as the “best ever” and “most outstanding conference I’ve ever attended!”
The Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the throws of a research study on “the accessibility of telecollaboration interfaces,” essentially conference calls that are supported by shared media or other online support. The Center is seeking individuals with speech disabilities, upper limb disabilities or a combination hearing and visual disabilities to participate in a focus group.
The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute at St. Petersburg College is hosting a webinar next Wednesday, June 22, on the importance of including people with access and functional needs in emergency and disaster planning. The webinar will focus on relatively new FEMA division, the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.