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Submit Proposals for 2014 TASH Conference | Only Two Days Left!

Call for Proposals for the 2014 TASH Conference opens March 10 and closes on June 2, 2014 TASH is seeking proposal submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference,“Be the Future,” in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2014. This year’s theme is inspired by the culture TASH has established in its aim to achieve equity, opportunity and inclusion… read more

New Training Looks at Building Conversational Skills Among High School Youth with Autism

Conversational skills can be difficult for any high school student, but they can pose a particular challenge to students with autism spectrum disorders. New approaches have shown promise in developing conversational skills among high school students with autism. Peer-mediated intervention can support students who are either passive conversationalists, or reluctant or withdrawn in social interactions.… read more

Submit Your Proposal for the 2014 TASH Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2014 TASH Conference opens March 10 and closes on May 10, 2014 TASH is seeking proposal submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference,“Be the Future,” in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2014. This year’s theme is inspired by the culture TASH has established in its aim to achieve equity, opportunity and inclusion… read more

Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School!

On Monday, February 24, Senator Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act (view the bill here: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2036). We need all supporters of this critical legislation to act now to urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor this bill.  Click here to contact your senator: http://stophurtingkids.com/take-action/contact-congress/  The use of restraint and seclusion in schools… read more

TASH Responds to DOE & DOJ Guidance on Behavior

On Tuesday, the US Departments of Education and Justice jointly announced guidelines on student discipline to address glaring racial and ethnic disparities in disciplinary procedures chronicled in The Washington Post’s article “Federal guidelines address discipline in nation’s schools.” TASH, a research and advocacy organization for individuals with significant disabilities, appreciates the initiative, but these guidelines… read more

TASH Commends the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on HCBS Waiver Regs

On Friday, January 10th, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued new regulations on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) [1915(c) and 1915(i)]. TASH commends CMS for establishing a regulatory framework that is clear, progressive, and elevates individual choice and dignity of Waiver participants.  These regulations are intended to provide Waiver participants full… read more