Inclusive Education

Exploring Inclusive Education at the TASH Conference!

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For over 40 years, TASH has advocated for full membership, relationships, participation, and learning for all students with disabilities. We believe that true inclusion can be achieved within general education classrooms, in which students with disabilities have access to general education curriculum and learn alongside their same-aged peers without disabilities. As always, the TASH Conference… read more

The Individualized Education Program as a Living Document

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Season 2, Episode 2 — 7 August 2017 About this episode In preparation for the return to school, the theme of the current issue of our membership magazine is “The Individualized Education Program as a living document”. We talk with Amy Toson, the guest editor of this issue, about what the IEP as a living… read more

Action Alert | Contact OSERS to Help Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

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Contact Ruth Ryder at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and help protect the rights of students with disabilities! On February 16, TASH, on behalf of its members, sent Ruth Ryder, Acting Director of OSERS, a letter expressing concern with the announcement from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the January 3,… read more

From Angry Mom to Power Mom: The Parent Training and Information Centers and Your Child’s Individualized Education Program

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Season 1, Episode 13 — 20 October 2016 About this episode Paula Wills and Michelle Phillips of Chicago’s Family Resource Center on Disabilities discuss the services that are available through the Parent Training and Information Center to parents trying to navigate the education provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Prior to being the… read more

The Department of Ed Releases 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today unveiled new data from the 2013-2014 school year showing gaps that still remain too wide in key areas affecting educational equity and opportunity for students, including incidents of discipline, restraint and seclusion, access to courses and programs that lead to college and career readiness, teacher equity,… read more

Special Education Teachers and the General Education Curriculum

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Season 1, Episode 7 — 25 April 2016 About this episode Professor Amy Petersen discusses her study of the challenges Special Education teachers face in providing access to the general education curriculum for their students. About the presenters Amy J. Petersen is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa,… read more

Reflections of Erin – Inclusion Looks Like…

Guest Author: Barb McKenzie, Chair of Ohio TASH “Our daughter, Erin, unexpectedly passed away just two months after graduating from high school in 2004. Her sudden death brought forth a multitude of people, each expressing how he or she had been personally transformed by Erin’s presence and full participation in school and in life. Throughout… read more

DOE Proposes Rule Under IDEA Addressing Racial Disproportionality

On February 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published a proposed rule under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) addressing racial disproportionality in special education. The power of a good education, based on high expectations and quality instruction for ALL students, cannot be overstated. TASH enthusiastically supports this action by the Department of… read more

TASH is in Vienna, Austria!

This week, TASH’s Barb Trader and Jenny Stonemeier visit Vienna, Austria to present at the 2016 Zero Project Conference on Inclusive Education and ICT. TASH is being recognized for innovation in inclusive education around its policy analysis and alignment work with the SWIFT Center, a U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs national… read more