Join Us in Welcoming Our Newest TASH Volunteer, Chernet Weldeab!

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For more than fifteen years, Chernet T. Weldeab (Ph.D.) worked in education settings from secondary school counsellor position to university professor. He also worked with immigrant families, including asylum seekers due their past persecution in their home countries, with various positions. Chernet is the founder and director for CT Language Consultancy LLC in Maryland where… read more

TASH Launches New Youth Employment Solutions Center Website

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We have more exciting news in store for our TASH members! We have officially launched the new website for the Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) Center. Last fall, TASH received a federal transition grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to provide training and technical assistance to Partners in Employment (PIE) state projects. Since then,… read more

Take Action | Prevent Gutting of Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

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The Energy and Commerce Committee has just released new legislation for the repealing and replacing of the Affordable Care Act, including cut-backs on Medicaid. Some language within this legislation reads, “Responsibly unwinds Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion” which will be done through, “grandfathering in current enrollees” in a span of two years. Along with this, per-capita allotments (or… read more

What to Know about Reconciliation and the Affordable Care Act

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Guest Author: Aubrey Snyder As you may have heard, the majority party in Congress (Republican) would like to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They plan on doing so through the reconciliation process. I would like to start by saying that I am in no way an expert on this matter. This article is simply to… read more

About CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets)

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Guest Author: Ben Gibbons I have been researching the mistreatment of people with disabilities by law enforcement officials, which is a prevalent but largely unnoticed phenomenon. Several weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Ethan Saylor Alliance, which seeks to train self-advocates to in turn train police officers on more sensitive treatment of… read more

Action Alert | Contact OSERS to Help Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

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Contact Ruth Ryder at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and help protect the rights of students with disabilities! On February 16, TASH, on behalf of its members, sent Ruth Ryder, Acting Director of OSERS, a letter expressing concern with the announcement from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the January 3,… read more

Action Alert | Urge Your Senator to Oppose H.J. Res. 57

Contact your Senator today, and urge them to oppose H.J. Res. 57. This resolution will overturn the regulation finalized by the Department of Education on November 29, 2016 that implements the Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA’s) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the performance of all students, including those with disabilities. The regulation… read more

Ethan Saylor Alliance for Self-Advocates as Educators

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Guest Author: Ben Gibbons While an increasing amount of attention has been paid to American police brutality in recent years, the conversation has largely focused on issues of race. While this is undoubtedly an important aspect of the problem, less attention has been paid to police violence against people with disabilities. People with disabilities are… read more

A New Light | A Sibling’s Perspective

Guest Author: Aubrey Snyder Hi, my name is Aubrey, and I am a sibling. My brother and I are tight. We are twins and have been best friends for the past 21 years. I recently moved across the country this last month for an internship with TASH and it’s the first time my brother and… read more

The Arc of Baltimore Seeks Executive Director

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Position Profile The Arc Baltimore is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who has a personal and professional passion and commitment to serving individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Baltimore, Maryland. The Executive Director must resonate with The Arc Baltimore’s mission and possess  a commitment to excellence in advancing… read more