Inclusive Education

A Brief History of PBIS with Rob Horner

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Season 1, Episode 1 — 26 January 2016 About this episode For the inaugural episode of Amplified, TASH’s new podcast series, Rob Horner talks with our own Jenny Stonemeier about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). As one of the founders of the field, he is perfectly placed to tell us about the origin and… read more

TASH Recognized Internationally for Education Policy Work

Wow – 2016 is off to a great start! TASH is being recognized for innovation in inclusive education by the international body monitoring global progress on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. TASH’s policy analysis and alignment work with SWIFT Center, a U.S. Department of Education Office of Special… read more

Barb Trader on Mississippi’s Restraint & Seclusion Policy

On October 22, 2015, TASH’s executive director, Barb Trader, joined the Mississippi Department of Education for a public testimony on its restraint and seclusion policy. Before this year, Mississippi was one of five states that did not have a statewide policy or voluntary guidelines governing how schools use restraint and seclusion as punishment—if at all. In… read more

Inclusive Education at the TASH Conference

For decades, TASH has been a leader in promoting inclusive practices in education. The guidance and training TASH offers is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices and research, while also highlighting innovative and promising practices. At this year’s conference, educators, students, and parents will come together to discuss practical models that work in the classroom. Attendees… read more

Don’t Blame My Kid – Educate Him

The NAEP scores are out. Rather than hearing a constructive conversation about the complicated factors that have contributed to a national decline in reading and math scores for 4th and 8th grades, I’m hearing a chorus of voices—from Secretary Duncan to Michael Petrilli—who are placing blame.  They’re blaming my kid, and all other kids with… read more

There’s Something In It For Everyone…At The TASH Conference

For 40 years, the TASH Conference has impacted the disability field and reignited the passion needed to create an inclusive world. The conference connects attendees to innovative information, industry resources, and hot topics. No matter your interests, there’s something in it for everyone at the TASH Conference. The flyers listed below highlight hot topics that… read more

Just Released! TASH Connections Issue on The SWIFT Center

Guest Author: Mary Schuh When SWIFT Center was asked to contribute to a TASH Connections issue on inclusive education, we proudly viewed this as an opportunity to connect with and reinforce the efforts of the international community of families, professionals, educators, researchers, and policy makers who have been leading the way to achieve social justice… read more

Education Equity Matters / Schedule

Friday, August 1, 2014 University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, Missouri Back to Event Description Education Equity Matters is a one-day TASH regional conference with a specific focus on evidence-based practices in educating students with significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms and school communities. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE DOOR Download a registration form to save time… read more

Education Equity Matters

Friday, August 1, 2014 University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, Missouri Registration Fees: Early-Bird Member: $70 Regular Member: $85 Early-Bird Non-Member: $100 Regular Non-Member: $115 Early-Bird Deadline: July 1 Education Equity Matters is a one-day TASH regional conference with a specific focus on evidence-based practices in educating students with significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms and school… 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