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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

An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards

Leah Wood and Alicia Saunders, UNC Charlotte Undoubtedly, everyone invested in special education, personally or professionally, is affected by the changes in policy that have led to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; http://www.corestandards.org). As a field, we now have a collective agenda: the interpretation and implementation of the CCSS for all… read more

The Buzz About the Common Core State Standards

Letter from the Editor There has been a great deal of buzz about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Rightfully so, the introduction of a common set of standards sets the stage for a new day in education…or does it?  Standards or norms can be helpful and provide focus.  But, it is important to keep… read more

Toward More Compassionate Schools

Letter from the Executive Director As the nation rolls out the high academic standards called for in the Common Core, it is important to pause and consider the other half of the “pyramid” – are kids getting the necessary supports to manage their own behavior? As TASH members, this question immediately brings to mind Positive… read more