Support the 2011 Spring Membership Drive and win and Apple iPad!

The Spring Membership Drive is underway and TASH is giving away an Apple iPad! Learn how you can support TASH, help grow our network of families, self-advocates, educators and professionals, and advance equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with significant disabilities! … read more

Tell the Administration NOT to Support Institutions

As people committed to TASH values of inclusion and self-determination, we have a specific challenge to address in the next few days--BEFORE MARCH 4. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities is collecting feedback on how people with disabilities should be supported. Tell the ADD you support life in the community, NOT institutionalization!… read more

Cal-TASH Now Accepting Board Nominations

We are a diverse volunteer board of people with disabilities, family members, advocates and service providers dedicated to the values of TASH. Cal-TASH will have openings for new Board members as of Fiscal Year 2011-2012. All nominees must be committed to promoting the values of Cal-TASH/TASH in their daily actions, and must be a TASH… read more

Disability Organizations Show Commitment to Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Most of us in the disability community acknowledge our indebtedness to the Civil Rights Movement for its template on social change and its direct contributions to disability rights. In recent months, several national disability advocacy organizations – TASH, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability (AAIDD), National Down Syndrome… read more

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

TASH Journal Switches to Electronic Review System

I am pleased to announce that Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities has switched to an electronic review system as of February 1, 2011. The majority of professional journals in special education already use such web-based systems, and, speaking for TASH and the editorial staff, we welcome this change. The system to be… read more

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!

With more content and more ways to connect than ever before, the new isn’t just a new website, it’s a whole new online experience. After many months of planning,’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