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The Current Status of the HCBS Waiver

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The Final Home and Community-Based Services waiver (HCBS) was issued in January 2014. States currently have until March 2022 to be fully compliant with this rule. VOR and Together for Choice are two organizations that have been rallying for the scaling back of or altogether eliminating the HCBS Settings Rule in the name of “choice.”… read more

Congratulations to Our 2017 Award Winners!

Each year, TASH honors those whose contributions have advanced equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities, and whose actions set a high standard for human rights every day. The award recipients will be acknowledged during the 2017 TASH Conference in Atlanta, GA December 13-15, 2017. Congratulations to the 2017 winners! LARRY J. BRUMOND SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP Brenda… read more

University of Minnesota Seeks Director for its Institute on Community Integration

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Director with Faculty Rank Institute on Community Integration (ICI) College of Education and Human Development The College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, invites applications for the position of Director with faculty rank, for the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). ICI is both a nationally designated University Center for Excellence… read more

Take Action! Tell Your Rep to Vote NO on House Budget Resolution

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This week — probably Thursday, October 5th — the House of Representatives is expected to take up the Budget Resolution approved by the House Budget Committee. They’re doing it to fast-track trillions of dollars in tax cuts that will overwhelmingly go to the wealthy and corporations. The budget pays for these tax cuts by cutting $5.7 trillion over ten years from… read more

Rud and Ann Turnbull Join TASH in Atlanta!

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TASH is excited to announce Rud and Ann Turnbull as the opening keynote speakers at the 2017 TASH Conference. This year’s TASH Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, December 13-15, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Rud and Ann Turnbull have been professors, researchers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families, and service providers for over four… read more

The Individualized Education Program as a Living Document

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Season 2, Episode 2 — 7 August 2017 About this episode In preparation for the return to school, the theme of the current issue of our membership magazine is “The Individualized Education Program as a living document”. We talk with Amy Toson, the guest editor of this issue, about what the IEP as a living… read more

The Fight for Medicaid is Not Over!

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Last week, Congress officially left the Nation’s Capital for August recess. As we celebrate the Senate’s failure to pass the Medicaid repeal, we must remind ourselves that the fight is not over. A new healthcare bill could re-emerge, so August is a critical time for advocacy in your state. Below are some ways you can… read more

Disability Integration Act (DIA) of 2017

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The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is a civil rights bill currently in both the House and Senate that addresses the needs of individuals with disabilities who require long-term care. It intends to keep the civil rights of those individuals intact by keeping them from institutions and strengthening the Olmstead requirements. The bill contains multiple components:… read more

What is LEND and Why is it Important for Us to Save?

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Guest Author: Tia Nelis Within the president’s budget, the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program is being cut due to lack of funds. The LEND program provides long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities. This goal is accomplished by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their… read more

Join TASH in Welcoming Our Summer Intern, Paige Bradford!

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Join TASH in welcoming our new summer intern, Paige Bradford! This fall, Paige will enter her second year as a doctoral student at The George Washington University and is receiving a degree in special education. She has previously worked as a special education teacher for students with severe disabilities and as an in-home service provider. Paige… read more