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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

Tennessee’s Employment and Community First (ECF) CHOICES Program Seeks Director

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Full-Time Position based in Nashville, Tennessee Highly competitive salary and benefits Be part of making history. The state of Tennessee seeks a director to lead the state’s new Employment and Community First (ECF) CHOICES program. This is the first managed long-term services and supports program in the country that has been explicitly designed to promote… read more

TASH Honors Outstanding Leader in Disability Law

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TASH hosted the inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Award Dinner & Symposium on Wednesday, June 14th in Washington, DC, and it was a huge success! The day began with a half-day symposium on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and included panel discussions of PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Endrew F. v. Douglas… read more

How to Talk to Your Senator About Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

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Season 2, Episode 1 — 22 June 2017 About this episode Today’s episode is particularly urgent. The Senate released its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid this morning. Listen to it right away then get busy. TASH talks with Gonzalo Martínez de Vedia, a Policy Manager with The Indivisible Project, about… read more

Medicaid Cuts = Disability Cuts | The Toolkit

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This post was updated on July 13, 2017 Join TASH in our effort to #SaveMedicaid! Earlier this morning, the United States Senate Republicans unveiled a revised health care bill. The revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, still puts more than 15 million people with disabilities at risk. It’s critical, now more than ever, that… read more