COVID-19 has impacted one of our residential homes. We want to keep everyone as safe as possible. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to close the TASC center through the new year. The TASC center will be closed through January 1 and will reopen on January 4, 2021. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Due to COVID-19, our Awards Banquet looked different this year. The banquet was held at the TASC Center in various rooms due to the need to social distance. For everyone’s safety, guests were not be able to attend; however, the presentation of the awards was recorded and is available for viewing on the TASC Facebook page and by clicking this link! It was a great day.
September 13-19, 2020 is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. TASC recognizes the hard work and dedication that our DSPs do day in and day out. TASC’s staff provide high quality services to persons with disabilities so that they can live happy, meaningful lives. Each and every one of you are amazing …thank you for all you do!!! TASC Management and Board of Directors.
The bridge in Lansing will be lit on September 14, 2020, in the honor of TASC’s DSPs.
TASC, Inc. was presented with a Governor’s Volunteer Award for outstanding commitment and service. The award was presented to TASC at a special recognition ceremony held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. TASC was nominated by Tina Greenfield at the Iowa Department of Transportation for this award for participating in Iowa’s Adopt-A-Highway program for the past 10 years. Pictured above: Governor Kim Reynolds, Sheila Schulte, Laura Miller, Vicky Phipps and University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook.
TASC, Inc. recently received notification from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) that it has been awarded accreditation for a three year period for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development, Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living programs. TASC, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities in Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Fayette and Clayton Counties.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. The organization welcomed three surveyors, all from different states. They reviewed programs, policies and procedures. They interviewed management, staff, consumers, guardians, talked with board members as well as agencies that purchase the services offered by TASC. These findings were then compiled by the survey team and presented to CARF’s Board of Trustees who made the final decision on accreditation status. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.