The National Agenda will rely upon the network of self-advocates, family members, researchers, educators and other partners to affect change for people with significant disabilities. The National Agenda supports the mission of TASH to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.

national Agenda Items

  1. Inclusive Education

    Transform school communities based on social justice principles in which all students

    • are presumed competent,
    • are welcomed as valued members of all general education classes and extra-curricular activities in their local schools,
    • fully participate and learn alongside their same age peers in general education instruction based on the general education curriculum and
    • experience reciprocal social relationships.
  2. Community Living

    Expand the provision of person-centered, long term supports and individualized choice for community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every state.

  3. Diversity and Cultural Competency

    Expand the participation rates of people of diverse backgrounds who have disabilities in advocacy efforts and every aspect of life.

  4. Employment

    Increase the employment rate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and eliminate federally sanctioned sub-minimum wages.

  5. Human Rights

    Eliminate the use of aversive interventions as an acceptable strategy for behavior modification or control, and promote positive and proactive strategies to prevent dangerous situations.