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What Medicaid Changes in Wisconsin Mean for the Disability Community

If you have been watching the national news you know that all is not right in Wisconsin. While the focus has been mainly on the issue of collective bargaining and benefits and wages for public employees, there are five pages tucked within Governor Walker’s 144 page budget repair bill that will have significant consequences for… read more

TASH Supports Congressional Briefing on Transition

This briefing will include a series of presentations from several of the nation’s leading experts in transition policy about key recommendation recently introduced as a package of legislation known as the Transition towards Excellence in Achievement and Mobility (TEAM) Act. This trio of bill includes the TEAM-Education Act of 2011 (H.R. 602), the TEAM-Empowerment Act… read more

TASH and NDSS Partner with CPSD for Congressional Briefing on Education Reform

An inclusive education is one that fully integrates all students into a general education setting with access to peers, classrooms, teachers and the general curriculum. For children with significant disabilities, an inclusive education offers a chance for academic advancement, meaningful social relationships, employable skills and the tools and resources needed for successful life in the… read more

Local Host Committee Kicks-Off Conference Preparation in Atlanta

The local host committee for the 2011 TASH Conference met Wednesday, February 16, in Atlanta, Ga., the host city for this year’s conference, to begin conversations on how to make the 2011 TASH Conference the best yet! That begs the question – what is the local host committee? Each year, TASH organizes a local host… read more

Support the 2011 Spring Membership Drive and win and Apple iPad!

The Spring Membership Drive is underway and TASH is giving away an Apple iPad! Learn how you can support TASH, help grow our network of families, self-advocates, educators and professionals, and advance equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with significant disabilities! … read more

Tell the Administration NOT to Support Institutions

As people committed to TASH values of inclusion and self-determination, we have a specific challenge to address in the next few days--BEFORE MARCH 4. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities is collecting feedback on how people with disabilities should be supported. Tell the ADD you support life in the community, NOT institutionalization!… read more

Cal-TASH Now Accepting Board Nominations

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… read more

Disability Organizations Show Commitment to Cultural and Linguistic Competency

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… read more

Show Your Support for Education Reform by Attending this Congressional Briefing

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… read more

TASH Journal Switches to Electronic Review System

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… read more