Community Living

Community Living Sessions & Hot Topics at the TASH Conference

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TASH believes that all people have the right to live in and participate in the community with the supports they need. So for over 40 years, we’ve been committed to expanding person-centered, long-term supports and individualized choice for community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference will place a… read more

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

Sharron’s Story: A Voice Discovered

Sharron has been living independently for about 10 years now and with the help of her support team she has been able to grow and become more independent as time continues. Over this 10-year period, she has made personal strides to help her team better understand the word “support” and to utilize the technology that was… read more

Building Communities to Support People with Disabilities

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Season 1, Episode 9 — 26 May 2016 About this episode A discussion with Alicia DeLashmutt about Our Home — Inclusive Community Collaborative, a community she founded to foster greater involvement in one another’s lives among neighbors in order to provide the sorts of supports that people with disabilities and older people need to live… read more

What Matters to Family Members when a Relative Transitions to Community Living

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Season 1, Episode 8 — 12 May 2016 About this episode Professors Jennifer Jones and Kami Gallus discuss the results of their interviews with family members who initially opposed the transition out of an institution into community living for their relative with a disability. They discuss the six factors that mere most important to family… read more

Reflections on 40 Years of Agency Community Supports

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Season 1, Episode 3 — 18 March 2016 About this episode Lyle Romer recently retired as Executive Director of the Seattle-area community living agency, Total Living Concept. In this episode he reflects on his 42 years of experience providing person-centered support to people with disabilities and the future of community living under the Medicaid Home… read more

Reflections of Erin – Inclusion Looks Like…

Guest Author: Barb McKenzie, Chair of Ohio TASH “Our daughter, Erin, unexpectedly passed away just two months after graduating from high school in 2004. Her sudden death brought forth a multitude of people, each expressing how he or she had been personally transformed by Erin’s presence and full participation in school and in life. Throughout… read more