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TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.
TASH is a vibrant community of professionals and advocates committed to positive and lasting change in the lives of people with significant disabilities. TASH’s difference is that strong social justice values — equity, opportunity and inclusion — drive our work. Our membership is comprised of family members, self-advocates, researches, policy makers and more.
TASH Conferences and Programs bring together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. Each year, TASH hosts an annual conference, regional conferences, award dinners, webinar series, and more.
The YES! Center is a national Training and Technical Assistance Center that serves as a central source of information, expertise and comprehensive support for the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) state projects. Its mission is to improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
TASH members receive access to several publications, including TASH Connections, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), and TASH in Action. In addition to these publications, TASH offers a Resource Library to all. The library features the latest and greatest resources, sorted by each of our National Agenda categories.