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Undocumented with Disabilities in America: Ensuring Service Providers Treat Immigrants and Minorities with Disabilities Equally

Jake Goodman poses for a photo with Representation Raskin

Guest Author: Jake Goodman Every TASH intern is required to complete what is called an “External Intern Final Project” where we are supposed to conduct a fieldwork research project as a means of applying our learning in a real-world context. This is an opportunity to be creative and there have been wonderful examples of that… read more

Welcome, Jake Goodman!

Jake Goodman poses in front of U.S. Capitol Building

Join us in welcoming one of our summer interns, Jake Goodman, to the TASH team! Jake Goodman comes to us from Maryland. He is a rising senior at Towson University in Towson where he majors in political science and minors in geography. In his past, he has volunteered numerous hours to Towson University’s Hussman Center… read more

Welcome, Callie Anderson!

Join us in welcoming one of our summer interns, Callie Anderson, to the TASH team! Callie Anderson comes to us from New Hampshire. She is a graduating senior at Colby-Sawyer College in New London where she majors in psychology and minors in legal studies. Seeking the opportunity to apply her skills and learning in a real-world… read more

Welcome, Cassandra Willis!

Headshot of Cassandra Willis.

Join us in welcoming one of our summer interns, Cassandra Willis, to the TASH team! Cassandra Willis is a 3rd-year doctoral student in the Research to Policy Advocacy Program in the Counseling and Special Education Department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. She is beginning her dissertation in the area of administrative support of… read more

Join TASH in Welcoming Our Summer Intern, Paige Bradford!

Headshot of TASH intern, Paige Bradford. Young woman with long dark hair.

Join TASH in welcoming our new summer intern, Paige Bradford! This fall, Paige will enter her second year as a doctoral student at The George Washington University and is receiving a degree in special education. She has previously worked as a special education teacher for students with severe disabilities and as an in-home service provider. Paige… read more

Meet Our New Fall Intern, Ben Gibbons!

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Join TASH in welcoming our newest intern to the team. Benjamin Gibbons is a senior at the George Washington University. He is due to graduate in the spring with a BA in Psychology. Through his coursework, he has become aware of the damaging effects that stigma can have on people over time. For this reason, he… read more

Welcome Madison, Our Newest Intern!

New TASH intern and recent high school graduate, Madison Essig, is believed to be the first person with a developmental disability to graduate with a full diploma in Washington, DC.  Her high school career included an internship at the National Down Syndrome Society and several years as an active member of Best Buddies. In November 2015, Madison spoke… read more

Welcome Lizya-Beth, Our 2016 Summer Intern!

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Lizya-Beth du Plessis is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in English and minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. She has an older sister with an intellectual disability, and her love and relationship with her sister is where her passion for people with disabilities stems from. Her frustration with a system of… read more