Employment

TASH Delivers Recommendations to White House on Increasing Integrated Employment

TASH staff Barb Trader and Serena Lowe presented recommendations to increase integrated employment and to promote effective youth transition to employment at a White House meeting attended by White House staff and several agencies on September 22. As members of the National Disability Leadership Alliance, TASH had an opportunity to share recommendations of actions… read more

Latest Jobs Report Shows Troubles Remain

The September jobs report has been released, and although the economy added 103,000 jobs during the month, the unemployment rate was unchanged for Americans with disabilities. The current 16.1 percent unemployment rate among individuals with disabilities is significantly higher than the national average (9.1 percent), and remains much higher than the unemployment rate for those… read more

Using a Webinar for Class Instruction on Discovery and Employment

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and TASH is offering five webinars on Discovery & Employment that will be available 24/7 for the entire month! You can now view the webinar anytime you like, and as many times as you like, for a significantly reduced cost as low as $35 per webinar. A sample… read more

MEDICAID ALCHEMY: A Guest Post from Tom Nerney

Tom Nerney of the Center for Self-Determination contributes this guest post on a recently released report - Federal Financing of Supported Employment and Customized Employment for People with Mental Illness.… read more

Assistant Division Director for Vermont Dept of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living is hiring a new Developmental Disabilities Assistant Division Director. Vermont has long been a national leader in community-based services for people with developmental disabilities. A $170 million budget makes this one of Vermont’s largest human service programs. It is an ideal opportunity to lead Vermont’s developmental… read more

What issues matter most to you? Poll

As you likely know, many issues of national concern are being debated in Congress that will impact people with disabilities. Members and advocates will have opportunities to discuss these issues with experts and disability leaders at the TASH Conference. Please take this Reader Response Poll and let us know what issues matter most to you!… read more

Featured Micro-Enterprise Marketplace Exhibitor: Just for You CardArt

We’re proud to announce that the 2011 TASH Conference exhibit hall will feature our first ever Micro-Enterprise Marketplace! The Micro-Enterprise Marketplace will be a part of our traditional exhibit hall, with entrepreneurs with disabilities showcasing their products, services and companies throughout the conference. At TASH, we’re committed to supporting innovative employment practices that lead to… read more

White House Holds Monthly Call on Disability Issues

The White House is hosting a call discuss technology, Section 508 of the Rehab Act, independent agencies, emergency preparedness, employment, budgetary issues and other topics. The call is being held Wednesday, July 27, at 1 p.m. ET. … read more

Disability Policy the Subject of a Virtual Town Hall with the White House

On Thursday, July 14, the White House sponsored a virtual town hall meeting on the issue of disability policy in the Obama administration. The town hall featured top White House disability policy staff, including Kareem Dale, Jeff Crowley, and Rebecca Cokley, who answered questions posed from online submissions. The meeting was called to address the… read more