About CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets)

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Guest Author: Ben Gibbons I have been researching the mistreatment of people with disabilities by law enforcement officials, which is a prevalent but largely unnoticed phenomenon. Several weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Ethan Saylor Alliance, which seeks to train self-advocates to in turn train police officers on more sensitive treatment of… read more

Action Alert | Contact OSERS to Help Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

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Contact Ruth Ryder at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and help protect the rights of students with disabilities! On February 16, TASH, on behalf of its members, sent Ruth Ryder, Acting Director of OSERS, a letter expressing concern with the announcement from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the January 3,… read more

Action Alert | Urge Your Senator to Oppose H.J. Res. 57

Contact your Senator today, and urge them to oppose H.J. Res. 57. This resolution will overturn the regulation finalized by the Department of Education on November 29, 2016 that implements the Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA’s) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the performance of all students, including those with disabilities. The regulation… read more

Ethan Saylor Alliance for Self-Advocates as Educators

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Guest Author: Ben Gibbons While an increasing amount of attention has been paid to American police brutality in recent years, the conversation has largely focused on issues of race. While this is undoubtedly an important aspect of the problem, less attention has been paid to police violence against people with disabilities. People with disabilities are… read more

A New Light | A Sibling’s Perspective

Guest Author: Aubrey Snyder Hi, my name is Aubrey, and I am a sibling. My brother and I are tight. We are twins and have been best friends for the past 21 years. I recently moved across the country this last month for an internship with TASH and it’s the first time my brother and… read more

The Arc of Baltimore Seeks Executive Director

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Position Profile The Arc Baltimore is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who has a personal and professional passion and commitment to serving individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Baltimore, Maryland. The Executive Director must resonate with The Arc Baltimore’s mission and possess  a commitment to excellence in advancing… read more

TASH Connections Seeks Proposals for Special Issue

Call for Proposals Special Issue: Perspectives on Post-Secondary Education: Voices of Self-Advocates & Students with Disabilities TASH Connections is an online magazine written exclusively for, and by, TASH members. Each issue contains provocative articles on breakthroughs in the disability field, and challenges readers to rethink some of the toughest issues affecting people with disabilities, their… read more

Welcome, Aubrey Snyder!

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Join us in welcoming our new intern, Aubrey Snyder, to the TASH team! Meet Aubrey Aubrey Snyder is a junior at Utah State University studying Political Science. She hopes to use her education and interest in advocacy and policy to support individuals with disabilities gain meaningful employment and independent living. She is very excited to… read more

Welcome, Tia Nelis!

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Join us in welcoming Tia Nelis to the TASH team! Meet Tia Tia Nelis is the new Director of Policy & Advocacy for TASH. She comes to TASH after serving as Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center within the Institute on Disability and Human Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. She… read more

Welcome, Alison DeYoung!

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Join TASH in welcoming Alison DeYoung to the Youth Employment Solutions (YES) Center team! Meet Alison Alison DeYoung is the Quality Control Manager of the Pacific and Western Region with the Youth Employment Solutions (YES) Center. She began working in the field of education in 2008 while completing her undergraduate and Master’s degree at the… read more