Author Archives: Bailey Hill

COVID-19: Keeping People with Disabilities Safe – Part 4

The medical caduceus symbol with the snakes coiled around a staff in a blue slash over a pale, faded rendering of the coronavirus, a lumpy sphere covered with receptors.

In Part 4 (my final blog), you will find some of my favorite online COVID-19 resources. I hope you find them helpful as you move from sheltering in place to resuming life in the community – a different kind of normalcy. As the country begins to reopen, let’s review what we know:    The pandemic… read more

Just Released! Special Edition TASH Connections Issue on Self Advocacy

Detail of the cover of Connections: a collage of portraits of Self-Advocates.

This special edition of Connections features the voices of a self-advocacy movement that contributed to over three decades of social change. The lead article shares the history about how a small group of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities based in Oregon laid a foundation for self-advocacy groups across the country to build upon. Other articles… read more

COVID-19: Keeping People With Disabilities Safe – Part 3

The medical caduceus symbol with the snakes coiled around a staff in a blue slash over a pale, faded rendering of the coronavirus, a lumpy sphere covered with receptors.

Last time we talked about the information you needed to provide to hospital staff if you had to leave your loved one with a disability in the hospital alone.  We have heard from families across the country, the separation is unimaginable.  They report feeling beaten down, scared, worried and exhausted by their own thoughts. Some explain a… read more

Walking the Talk of Presuming Competence

The logo of the New England TASH Chapter: a graphic of the New England states in dark green with the TASH Mobius strip in purple.

When:  Walking the Talk of Presuming Competence is a webinar presented by the New England Chapter of TASH. The webinar is on June 14, 2019 at Noon Eastern Time. About This Presentation:  In the world of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), the “presumption of competence” is seen as a core guiding principle for supporting a person who… read more