Inclusive Education

Introducing TASH’s Statement on Inclusive and Remote Learning during COVID-19

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As this school year begins, I must admit I am more nervous than usual about what happen for my daughter Cassie. Cassie is entering 3rd grade. Cassie has been given the labels of Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, global developmental delays, nonverbal and behavioral concerns. We were already concerned, as Cassie will not wear a… read more

What We’ve Learned from Our First Experience of Remote Education

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During these uncertain times educators across the globe have developed new and creative ways to provide access to individualized instruction for students with extensive support needs through distance learning. The TASH Early Career Research Network reached out to teachers across the nation to inquire about their experiences supporting students and to share resources they found… read more

Dear General Education Teacher

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Dear General Education Teacher, My name is Will Fried and I am 22 years old, from Bethesda, Maryland and on the autism spectrum. I am a past K-12 Special Education student who turned out to be very successful as a college student at Salisbury University. I would not have been able to succeed in high… read more

What’s Good in the Classroom is Good Remotely: Planning for Teaching and Learning for an Uncertain Future

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Remote learning during lockdown was abrupt, unplanned, and incredibly challenging for all, especially those with unique learning needs and their families. Despite this, creative solutions have emerged, building on inclusive practices from their in-person classrooms. As we move toward an uncertain resumption of school this fall, how to do so in a way that supports… read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Christopher Kliewer

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With great sadness, we share the passing of Dr. Christopher Kliewer, a member of the Special Education faculty in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Chris joined the University of Northern Iowa in 1995 after receiving his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Throughout his tenure at UNI,… read more

When Students are Segregated: A Study of Least Restrictive Environment Statements

The TASH Amplified logo: a line illustration of a desktop microphone with the TASH Möbius strip inlayed. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:52 — 68.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Season 4, Episode 1 — 8 August 2019 About this episode We talk with Professors Jennifer Kurth and Andrea Ruppar, two of the six authors of the article, “Considerations in Placement Decisions for Students With Extensive Support Needs: An Analysis… read more

Inclusive Education: Parents and Educators in Partnership

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When: Inclusive Education: Parents and Educators in Partnership is a six-part webinar series. Episodes are every week on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern, starting February 19th, running through March 26th. About the Series: What does inclusion look like for students with significant disabilities?  How can parents and teachers work together to make inclusion happen for… read more

The Individualized Education Program as a Living Document

The TASH Amplified logo: a line illustration of a desktop microphone with the TASH Möbius strip inlayed. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:25 — 55.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS 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… read more

TASH in Support of Alternate Assessments

Recently, the value of assessing students with significantly disabilities has been publicly called into question, and TASH has responded by issuing a statement of support for alternate assessment. Educators are responsible for the high quality education of all students in public schools: this is the mandate that congress established when it reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary… read more

TASH Heating Things Up on the Hill

It is a SCORCHING 90+ degree weather in Washington, D.C. today, but that will not stop TASH members and advocates from across the country, to gather on Capitol Hill to hear from disability champions in Congress and meet with U.S. senate and house offices. TASH’s Capitol Hill Day started with an 8:30 AM meeting at… read more