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

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

DOL Offers $20 Million to States for Disability Employment Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it will provide $20 million to fund state-run programs to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The money will be aimed at education, training and employment opportunities for adults and youth, and states must submit grant applications to receive funding.… read more

TASH Joins Collaborative on Youth Transition

There is strength in numbers. We know that TASH members collectively promoting equity, opportunity and inclusion make a greater impact through our unity and shared values. Similarly, TASH partners with other organizations that share our values in an effort to strengthen advocacy, expand resources and promote a shared vision. The latest such partnership has been… read more

TASH Blog Now Easier to Navigate

There’s good news for those of you regularly following the TASH Blog. Although we’re a bit behind in doing so, we have added categories to each blog post to make it easier to find additional information on a particular topic. Now, both in the preview mode and within the complete post, you’ll see “Posted in… read more

SSA Releases 2011 Red Book on Employment Supports

The Social Security Administration has released the 2011 edition of the Red Book, a reference tool that provides a wealth of information about employment support provisions (work incentives) from SSA. The Red Book covers information that is intended to support people with disabilities to enter, re-enter and stay in the workforce by protecting eligibility for… read more

Report Says People with Disabilities are ‘Ready and Able’ for Employment

We've known for years that individuals with significant disabilities can achieve meaningful employment opportunities. We also know the business case for including employees with disabilities as part of the workplace. But if the conditions are right, why aren't more people finding independence and community inclusion through employment? A new report, 'Ready and Able,' addresses this… 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