Employment

TASH Executive Director Writes Elected Officials Addressing the Raise the Wage Act

May 17, 2017 Senator Patty Murray Senator Bernie Sanders Representative Bobby Scott Representative Keith Ellison Dear Senator Murray, Senator Sanders, Representative Scott, and Representative Ellison: TASH wants to express its strong and enthusiastic support for the Raise the Wage Act. TASH is an international advocacy organization that was founded in 1975 to provide a voice… read more

TASH Annual Conference Wednesday Workshop Preview: Faith and Inclusion

The TASH Amplified logo: a line illustration of a desktop microphone with the TASH Möbius strip inlayed.

Season 1, Episode 15 — 26 November 2016 About this episode Mona Fuerstenau of Bethesda Lutheran Communities and Anthony Armitage of One-Classroom discuss a breadth of ways for faith communities to become agents for greater inclusion for people with disabilities, including advocating for inclusion in parochial schools, how faith communities can be networks of natural… read more

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As we celebrate the contributions of American workers with disabilities to the economy, we encourage everyone to register for the 2016 TASH Conference in order to access a wealth of information to help us close the gap of unemployed persons with disabilities. The 2016 TASH Conference will feature two Wednesday Workshops… read more

Meet David, an EMS Employee in North Carolina

David standing in front of EMS truck

Meet David! David lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. During middle school and high school, David’s school transition plan involved working for part of each school day. He tried working in a hospital setting for a short time in high school; however, it ended badly because the school system did not involve support… read more

Judge Approves Lane v. Brown Settlement Agreement

2016 is turning out well for an estimated 7,000 Oregonians who have been or are at risk of being segregated in sheltered workshops. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved the Lane v. Brown settlement agreement, promising 1,115 working-age individuals currently in sheltered workshops the opportunity to obtain competitive… read more

Pathways to Meaningful Employment

Work matters. Most Americans can speak first hand to the numerous benefits that can come from having a good job. Beyond the paycheck and the opportunities having a steady income can make possible, work can bring a sense of accomplishment and build our confidence. For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), work matters for… read more

Ending Sheltered Workshops in Oregon & Beyond

In 2000, Paula Lane began working in a sheltered workshop in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2010, she earned her biggest paycheck – $53.66 for 81 hours of work. As lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit (Lane v. Brown), Paula fights for the rights of an estimated 7,000 Oregonians who have been or are at… read more

National Employment First Website Launches

As a national partner, TASH is happy to announce the official launch of the national Employment First website. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the platform provides a unique comprehensive resource for policymakers, researchers and external stakeholders to learn about national trends and activities in Employment First, including but… read more