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DOJ Warns Virginia of ADA Violations

In a letter issued to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division offered a stern warning regarding the state’s treatment of individuals with disabilities. The Department cites issues of compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires individuals with disabilities receive services in the most integrated… 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

Welcome to the New TASH.org!

With more content and more ways to connect than ever before, the new TASH.org isn’t just a new website, it’s a whole new online experience. After many months of planning, TASH.org’s much anticipated (and much needed!!) facelift is finally complete. We’re proud to introduce you to the online resource and advocacy center for everything TASH.… read more

Join us for the TASH New England Conference – April 1-2, 2011

TASH New England wants you to be a part of its 2011 Conference this April 1-2, 2011, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. The 2011 Conference theme is “Come Together, Right Now!” Reaffirming Values and Mobilizing Resources for Meaningful Lives. Save the date – and don’t forget to submit any proposals… read more

Cal-TASH 29th Annual Conference and Meeting – March 4-5, 2011

2011 Cal-TASH Conference and Meeting Irvine Hilton/Orange County Airport Hotel Irvine, California March 4-5, 2011 Come join fellow advocates, educators and other professionals at the 29th Annual Cal-TASH Conference and Meeting at the Irvine Hilton/Orange County Airport Hotel March 4-5, 2011! Join Cal-TASH for two days of networking, learning and sharing. Topics include literacy, inclusive… 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

New Conference Website!

Check out the all new TASH Conference website for the latest details about the 2013 TASH Conference, December 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois! Click Here… 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