Community Living

Fighting for DSPs is a Part of the Disability Rights Movement

A photograph of an African-American woman holding a plaque with her hand over her mouth in surprise and tearful joy, standing behind a white woman in a wheelchair. The TASH presenters stand to their left and right.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide daily support to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) so they can live and participate in their communities as friends, neighbors, coworkers, students, family members, volunteers, voters, and taxpayers. Ideally, these supports are provided inside the individual or family home and in typical community settings, allowing other family members… read more

TASH’s Creative Solutions to the Community Living Crisis Webinar Series

A photograph of a man and a woman, both in wheelchairs, holding hands and smiling in the living room of their home.

Creative Solutions to the Community Living Crisis When: This is a six-part webinar series. Episodes are every week (with a one week break on March 6th) on Fridays at 1:00 PM Eastern, starting February 21st, running through April 3rd. About the series: Supporting people with disabilities to live in the community and live valued lives… read more

What Matters to Family Members when a Relative Transitions to Community Living

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Season 1, Episode 8 — 12 May 2016 About this episode Professors Jennifer Jones and Kami Gallus discuss the results of their interviews with family members who initially opposed the transition out of an institution into community living for their relative with a disability. They discuss the six factors that mere most important to family… read more

Lives Worth Living | Implementing the HCBS Waiver Settings Rule

Meet Marie from Maine! Marie is a 55 year old woman, who lives in her own home in Maine. In this picture, she is boating with friends on Big Narrows Lake where she spends time every summer near her hometown of Lincoln. Life wasn’t always this blissful! When Marie was only 11 years old she… read more