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Rud and Ann Turnbull Join TASH in Atlanta!

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TASH is excited to announce Rud and Ann Turnbull as the opening keynote speakers at the 2017 TASH Conference. This year’s TASH Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, December 13-15, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Rud and Ann Turnbull have been professors, researchers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families, and service providers for over four… read more

The Individualized Education Program as a Living Document

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Season 2, Episode 2 — 7 August 2017 About this episode In preparation for the return to school, the theme of the current issue of our membership magazine is “The Individualized Education Program as a living document”. We talk with Amy Toson, the guest editor of this issue, about what the IEP as a living… read more

The Fight for Medicaid is Not Over!

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Last week, Congress officially left the Nation’s Capital for August recess. As we celebrate the Senate’s failure to pass the Medicaid repeal, we must remind ourselves that the fight is not over. A new healthcare bill could re-emerge, so August is a critical time for advocacy in your state. Below are some ways you can… read more

Disability Integration Act (DIA) of 2017

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The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is a civil rights bill currently in both the House and Senate that addresses the needs of individuals with disabilities who require long-term care. It intends to keep the civil rights of those individuals intact by keeping them from institutions and strengthening the Olmstead requirements. The bill contains multiple components:… read more

What is LEND and Why is it Important for Us to Save?

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Guest Author: Tia Nelis Within the president’s budget, the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program is being cut due to lack of funds. The LEND program provides long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities. This goal is accomplished by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their… read more

Join TASH in Welcoming Our Summer Intern, Paige Bradford!

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Join TASH in welcoming our new summer intern, Paige Bradford! This fall, Paige will enter her second year as a doctoral student at The George Washington University and is receiving a degree in special education. She has previously worked as a special education teacher for students with severe disabilities and as an in-home service provider. Paige… read more

TASH Honors Outstanding Leader in Disability Law

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TASH hosted the inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Award Dinner & Symposium on Wednesday, June 14th in Washington, DC, and it was a huge success! The day began with a half-day symposium on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and included panel discussions of PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Endrew F. v. Douglas… read more

Medicaid Cuts = Disability Cuts | The Toolkit

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This post was updated on July 13, 2017 Join TASH in our effort to #SaveMedicaid! Earlier this morning, the United States Senate Republicans unveiled a revised health care bill. The revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, still puts more than 15 million people with disabilities at risk. It’s critical, now more than ever, that… read more

Join TASH in Welcoming Our New Conference Planner!

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Linda Metchikoff-Hooker comes to TASH with over 25 years of experience in project management, leadership development, technical assistance, coaching, and conference planning services. She brings a contagious leadership style and a personal commitment to excellence that has resulted in exceeding expectations of clients such as the US Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED) and Health… read more

KU-TPE Seeks Senior Academic Advisor

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Department: Life Span Institute/Beach Center on Disability Unit: Transition Coalition/KU Transition to Postsecondary Education Position Title: Academic Advisor Senior FTE: 1.0 Supervisor: Dana Lattin, Research Project Director Salary Range: $48,000 – $55,000 FLSA: Exempt Employee Class: Unclassified Professional Staff Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 Position Overview: The KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities (KU-TPE) is an inclusive postsecondary education program at… read more