It’s a New Year … Let’s Talk Resolutions!

Happy New Year! Can you believe we’re already half-way through January? We’ve had such little time to reflect on all that happened in 2010, from work on restraint and seclusion issues, TASH’s first ever Symposium for Change and the national family support training initiative, to everything that went into and came out of the 2010… read more

Justice Department Settles ADA Violation Suit Against Nobel Learning Communities

The Justice Department recently announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed against Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nobel Learning Communities is a for-profit, nationwide network of more than 180 preschools, elementary schools and secondary schools. The company operates in the District of Columbia and 15 states (Arizona, California,… read more

TASH Wraps 2010 Family Support Training ‘Texas Style’

Thanks to funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, TASH has been running a Family Support Training Project throughout 2010. The Family Support Training Project provides culturally and linguistically competent training to self-advocates and families around the country. The initiative has a focus on persons of diverse backgrounds, are these individuals and families are least… read more

New State Laws Mandate Health Coverage for Children with Autism

For some people with autism and their families, the New Year ushered in new options  for health insurance. Beginning January 1, 2011, six states – Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada and New Hampshire – began mandating insurance plans that cover autism diagnosis and treatment. These state mandates go beyond federal health laws in ensuring… read more

White House Holds Call on Disability Issues (Open to Public)

The White House is hosting a series of monthly teleconferences that are open to the public. All TASH members are encouraged to phone-in and listen to featured speakers from the federal government as they discuss disability policy and the administration’s agenda. At the end of the call, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions… read more

What Can You Do in Just Four Days?

What can you do in just four days? Can wrongs be righted? Can perceptions be changed? Can you rethink systems, practices and policies that have been in places for generations? Sometimes the path ahead seems so daunting that it’s difficult to imagine what difference can be made or where to start. That didn’t stop the… read more

TASH Chapters Unite at the 2010 TASH Conference

Representatives from TASH Chapters across the nation gathered this week for their annual Chapter Leadership workshop, the only time each year when these dedicated leaders on the frontlines of TASH’s grassroots network are able to meet and plan together in person. The workshop was a chance to reflect on a year of challenges and successes,… read more

What’s Happening in Washington?

2010 has been a stellar year for TASH’s federal government affairs program.  We’ve made tremendous milestones in advancing comprehensive public policy recommendations to promote safe, inclusive education and integrated employment for citizens with the most significant disabilities. During the 2010 TASH Conference here in Denver, we discussed policy efforts from the past year and looked… read more