Public Policy

As a values-based organization, TASH is focused on issues that affect the rights of people with disabilities, including those with the most significant support needs.

The TASH Board of Directors announced a renewed National Agenda, which includes a focus on inclusive education, community living, and employment.

The National Agenda will rely upon TASH’s network of self-advocates, family members, researchers, educators, service providers, and other partners to affect change for people with disabilities.

Public Policy Items

Inclusive Education: Transform school communities based on social justice principles in which all students (a) are presumed competent, (b) are welcomed as valued members of all general education classes and extra-curricular activities in their local schools, (c) fully participate and learn alongside their same age peers in general education instruction based on the general education curriculum and (d) experience reciprocal social relationships.

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.

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

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