Advocacy Alerts

NIDDR Announces Long Range Plans, Seeks Comments

TASH members will be very interested in the new long-range plan announced by NIDRR, which is open for comments until June 18. This is an excellent way for TASH to influence future priorities for NIDRR-funded research. TASH is collecting insights and recommendations from its members no later than June 1. TASH members are also encouraged… read more

TASH Responds to AASA Position Supporting Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Last week, the American Association of School Administrators issued an unsubstantiated, ill-informed and reckless report in which it voiced support for restraint and seclusion use on children in our schools. This report gained much attention through e-mail circulation and national news reports. TASH has responded in order to bring clarity and truth to the conversation.… read more

Why Our Children Can’t Wait……Congress, Keep Our Children Safe

The end of the year always offers a time for individuals to reflect on the previous year and prepare for the next year. As Congress wraps up the 2011 legislative schedule, we want to call their attention to the thousands of children who have continued to be subjected to acts of seclusion and restraint… read more

Speak Out Against Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

TASH is joining the National Federation of the Blind and the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination, as well as other disability organizations, in protests to be held at states offices of U.S. Senators around the country. The goal of the protests is to educate and raise awareness about the negative impact of federal polices that allow… read more

Act Now to STOP Expansion of Sub-Minimum Wage!

We are asking you to e-mail or call your senators regarding the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act! Tell them Section 511 should be removed from the bill prior to the HELP Committee’s markup on July 20. Please read on to learn more about this bill, and the concerns that must be addressed!… read more

TASH to Hold Congressional Briefing on Restraint & Seclusion

TASH is holding a congressional briefing on June 28, 2011, to discuss restraint and seclusion in schools and urge Congress to make this a national priority in 2011. Please view this important advocacy alert and help spread the word about the congressional briefing. Details inside!… read more

Help Keep All Students Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

The Keeping All Students Safe Act would, for the first time, put in place minimum safety standards to prevent abusive restraint and seclusion in schools across the country, similar to protections already in place in medical and community based facilities. After two years, states will need to have their own policies in place to meet… read more

Support Transition of Youth with Disabilities

We’re asking you to join us in contacting members of congress to encourage them to co-sponsor the Transitioning toward Excellence, Achievement and Mobility (TEAM) legislation, a package of legislation that includes the TEAM Education Act (H.R. 602), TEAM Empowerment Act (H.R. 603) and TEAM Employment Act (H.R. 604) … read more