TASH Heating Things Up on the Hill

It is a SCORCHING 90+ degree weather in Washington, D.C. today, but that will not stop TASH members and advocates from across the country, to gather on Capitol Hill to hear from disability champions in Congress and meet with U.S. senate and house offices. TASH’s Capitol Hill Day started with an 8:30 AM meeting at… read more

Notice of Vacancy: Project Manager

Send Resume and Letter of Introduction to: ecanizalez@tash.org  by Friday, May 30th Founded in 1975, TASH is a values-driven, cross-disability advocacy organization of self-advocates, families, researchers, professionals, policy-makers, and others who work together to formulate solutions to tough barriers.  The inclusive practices we validate through research lead to inclusive, more tolerant communities. TASH’s mission is… read more

One Step Forward

On February 12th, it became easier for some individuals with disabilities to build financial assets. On this day, President Obama made good on his promise to raise the minimum wage for Federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour. In an Executive Order, the President outlined the details, which are included in a Fact Sheet (view… read more

Milton Tyree Receives Marc Gold Award for Employment

WASHINGTON (November 13, 2013) – TASH, a nonprofit advocate for inclusion and the human rights of people with significant disabilities, will recognize Milton Tyree as the recipient of the 2013 Marc Gold Award for Employment. An award presentation will take place during this year’s TASH Conference, December 11, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. The Marc Gold… read more

TASH’s Barb Trader Discusses Customized Employment on Podcast

Barb Trader, TASH Executive Director, was this month’s featured guest on the Griffin-Hammis Customized Employment Podcast, hosted by Cary Griffin. The two discussed current trends surrounding inclusion, transition from school to adulthood and the upcoming TASH Conference in Chicago! You can listen to the full interview at GriffinHammis.Podbean.com.… read more

TASH Asks Senate to Strike Section 511 from Workforce Investment Act

On July 31, the Senate HELP Committee passed the Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization (S. 1356), which includes several provisions that TASH is pleased to see, including an extension of supported employment to 24 months, and the inclusion of customized employment and Discovery as fundable services. However, TASH and several of its allies in the disability… read more

Transition is a Way of Life

The following post was contributed by Chris Hunnicutt, father and member of the TASH Employment Committee. Of late, it seems to me that the topic of transition is viewed as a process that begins in middle school, high school, or perhaps in Post-Secondary Education time frames.  Further, it seems to be focused mainly on systems… read more

LEAD Center publishes third issue of its quarterly e-newsletter LEAD On!

The LEAD Center, a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations, has published issue three of its quarterly e-newsletter LEAD On! TASH is thrilled to continue its partnership with the LEAD Center, which is led by the National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The… read more

The Critical Importance of Customized Employment and Discovery

The following guest blog comes from Michael Callahan, TASH Board member and Chair of the TASH Employment Committee. The individuals that TASH represents are among the most under-represented group of citizens in the workforce in our country.  Our organization has advocated for innovative strategies and progressive policies such as supported employment, access to rehabilitation technology,… read more

Support ASAN’s Petition to End Subminimum Wage

A recent episode of NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams aired an expose on Section 14c of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which allows for hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage. As reported on NBC, Goodwill Industries International and its affiliates are a major offender, despite paying… read more