Inclusive Education

Show Your Support for Education Reform by Attending this Congressional Briefing

Thank you for the widespread participation in our recent call to action to urge your Representatives and Senators to attend this congressional briefing on education reform. We’re now encouraging all those who can make it to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to strongly consider attending this briefing. You’re presence will send a clear message to… read more

Advocacy Alert | Congressional Briefing on Education Reform

On February 23, TASH is holding a congressional briefing on education reform with the National Down Syndrome Society, in partnership with the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination. We’re inviting all congressional leaders and staff to attend this discussion on creating inclusive school environments. You can help, by urging your Senators and Representatives to attend this important… read more

What’s Next for Special Education?

Disability Scoop’s (www.disabilityscoop.com) Michelle Diament held an in-depth interview with Alexa Posny, the assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services with the Department of Education. Posny was asked what the near future holds for students with disabilities in regards to academic standards, restraint and seclusion, teacher training and inclusion. On restraint and seclusion: [Posny] “The… read more

In Nation’s Largest District, 1 in 3 Suspensions Handed to Kids in Special Education (News Roundup)

The following appeared in TASH in Action, TASH’s bi-weekly electronic newsletter. In Nation’s Largest District, 1 in 3 Suspensions Handed to Kids in Special Education – Disability Scoop A recent report indicates students in special education programs account for 1 in 3 of all student suspensions in New York City public schools despite the fact that… read more

More Autism Schools Proposed in New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in favor of creating additional public schools for educating children with autism in the state, a clear departure from the practice of integrating students with disabilities into neighborhood schools. Many organizations and parent advocates have spoken out about the proposal, pointing to the value of academic and social skills… read more

Thought Leaders Meet to Explore Education Reform

TASH continues to be the prominent national voice pushing for the full inclusion of  students with disabilities in education – in fact, not only is this one of the five core areas of the TASH National Agenda, but it’s also a central focus throughout the 2010 TASH Conference here in Denver. In addition to the… read more