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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

DOJ Warns Virginia of ADA Violations

In a letter issued to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division offered a stern warning regarding the state’s treatment of individuals with disabilities. The Department cites issues of compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires individuals with disabilities receive services in the most integrated… read more

Advocacy Alert | Congressional Briefing on Education Reform

On February 23, TASH is holding a congressional briefing on education reform with the National Down Syndrome Society, in partnership with the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination. We’re inviting all congressional leaders and staff to attend this discussion on creating inclusive school environments. You can help, by urging your Senators and Representatives to attend this important… read more

Welcome to the New TASH.org!

With more content and more ways to connect than ever before, the new TASH.org isn’t just a new website, it’s a whole new online experience. After many months of planning, TASH.org’s much anticipated (and much needed!!) facelift is finally complete. We’re proud to introduce you to the online resource and advocacy center for everything TASH.… read more

Join us for the TASH New England Conference – April 1-2, 2011

TASH New England wants you to be a part of its 2011 Conference this April 1-2, 2011, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. The 2011 Conference theme is “Come Together, Right Now!” Reaffirming Values and Mobilizing Resources for Meaningful Lives. Save the date – and don’t forget to submit any proposals… read more

Cal-TASH 29th Annual Conference and Meeting – March 4-5, 2011

2011 Cal-TASH Conference and Meeting Irvine Hilton/Orange County Airport Hotel Irvine, California March 4-5, 2011 Come join fellow advocates, educators and other professionals at the 29th Annual Cal-TASH Conference and Meeting at the Irvine Hilton/Orange County Airport Hotel March 4-5, 2011! Join Cal-TASH for two days of networking, learning and sharing. Topics include literacy, inclusive… read more

What’s Next for Special Education?

Disability Scoop’s (www.disabilityscoop.com) Michelle Diament held an in-depth interview with Alexa Posny, the assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services with the Department of Education. Posny was asked what the near future holds for students with disabilities in regards to academic standards, restraint and seclusion, teacher training and inclusion. On restraint and seclusion: [Posny] “The… read more