In an effort to minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and for the protection of our individuals being served and staff, we have found it necessary to close the TASC Skill Building Center. We acknowledge the hardship that this may put on parents, guardians, other providers and staff but we feel the well-being of our clients and staff must be our top priority at this time. The TASC center will reopen when Governor Reynolds authorizes us to do so. We have developed a “phased in” process and will be in contact with persons served individually once we are informed of the date we may reopen.
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.