National ADA Symposium to be Held May 8-11 in Las Vegas

The National ADA Symposium features 64 sessions covering all areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act, with a special emphasis on the new developments in ADA regulations and guidelines. This year’s symposium will be held May 8-11, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. … read more

The Assistive Technology Expo & Training – April 28 in Sacramento

The Assistive Technology Expo & Training provides a full day of training and hands-on demonstrations on Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in workshop strands and discover innovative approaches for language production, assisted communication and improved access. … read more

DOE Visits “SAM” Schools, Calls for Integration and Higher Standards

On March 14, the Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny visited the Ann Beers Elementary School in Washington, D.C., one of many schools across the nation that has implemented the Schoolwide Applications Model (SAM). This model was pioneered by TASH co-founder Wayne Sailor, who explains the promise of SAM. … read more

Guest Blog from the Stars of Wretches & Jabberers, Part II

Movies are the next best thing to People-like magazine coverage of your mission so I would like to rock the theaters across the country with lots of cheers to name our autistic starring roles as Oscar winning in leading the campaign for the acceptance of every one who communicates differently than the population of normally… read more

Kentucky TASH Supports the 2011 Arc of Kentucky Annual Conference

You’re invited to join Kentucky TASH for two days of advocacy and education featuring speakers and breakout sessions on the topics impacting the disability community today. Come lend your voice to the issues impacting Kentuckians, network with other self-advocates, families and professionals and reignite your passion for advocacy. … read more

The College Experience: An Interview with Micah Fialka-Feldman

Micah Fialka-Feldman is a nationally recognized advocate and speaker for inclusive education whose personal story is an inspiration for students with disabilities seeking education opportunities beyond high school. Micah attended college at Oakland University, where he had a much-publicized battle to live in the school’s dorm. In this interview, he discusses the challenges he faced,… read more

The Stars of Wretches & Jabberers, Part I

It is fitting that TASH is in my mind today because it is coming full circle in the time of right thinking for the people who did not understand that we have intelligence in our heads. I presented the movie idea in 2008. It is great to be where I am today. I had promised… read more

Stories from the Family Support Training Project

Svetlana sent us this letter after participating in a TASH Family Support Training event in Seattle, Washington. We have posted this with her permission to share her story with others. The TASH Family Support Training project was held in 12 states and two U.S. territories with the intentional focus of bringing together participants of different… read more

Inclusive Education: How Do You Know It If You See It?

Since inclusive education began in the mid-1980s people have asked “how do you know it if you see it?” Cheryl Jorgensen poses thought-provoking questions on inclusive education and provides a free resource for evaluating inclusive schools.… read more

Wretches & Jabberers Makes Big Screen Debut

Wretches & Jabberers, the inspiring tale of two men with autism who are changing perceptions about people with disabilities and the way we communicate, is coming to a theater near you. Don't miss the national debut of this flim, which will be in theaters nationwide this April during National Autism Awareness Month.… read more