Become a Member of TASH

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, university researchers and students, teachers and school administrators, support providers and many others. Together, we promote evidence-based practices developed through research and advanced through training, publications, and advocacy.

Since 1975, TASH members have made remarkable contributions to change policy and professional practice, and as a result, people with significant disabilities are more likely to be included as contributing citizens in all aspects of community life. As a member-based organization, we rely on the contributions of a network of passionate individuals like you. If you are looking to make a difference, join TASH today!

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Membership Benefits

Professional Membership

Monthly membership dues: $17
Yearly membership dues: $195
This is the membership for people working in the disability field in a professional capacity — such as tenured professors, service providers or agency administrators. This membership level includes all the basic benefits of membership listed above, plus you will receive:
  • TASH’s scholarly research journal Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD) delivered to your mailbox quarterly
  • Online access to archived editions of RPSD going back to 1975
  • Access to TASH's quarterly online practitioner journal, Inclusive Practices.
  • Discounts on registration to the TASH Annual Conference, regional conferences and web-based trainings.
  • An archive of over 10 years of articles from Connections, the member-driven magazine of TASH.
  • TASH in Action, Advocacy Alerts & updates.
  • Affiliation with your state/regional chapter (where applicable).
  • You will become a part of TASH’s network of advocacy through member organizing, Capitol Hill days and action alerts.
  • You will have access to the expertise and values of peers, advocates and professionals through participation in chapters, communities of practice and TASH’s online forums.

Organizational Membership

Monthly membership dues: $42
Yearly membership dues: $495
When your organization becomes a member at this level, up to five members of your staff receive the complete benefits of membership, including:
  • One copy of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), TASH's scholarly research journal, mailed to your organization quarterly.
  • Online access to the current issue and past issues of RPSD going back to 1975 for the five staff members.
  • Access to TASH's quarterly online practitioner journal, Inclusive Practices for five staff members.
  • Discounts on registration for up to five members of your staff at the TASH Annual Conference, regional conferences and web-based trainings.
  • An archive of over 10 years of articles from Connections, the member-driven magazine of TASH.
  • Affiliation with your state/regional chapter (where applicable).
  • Your organization and its staff will become a part of TASH’s network of advocacy through member organizing, Capitol Hill days and action alerts.
  • Your organization will have access to the expertise and values of peers, advocates and professionals through participation in chapters, communities of practice and TASH’s online forums.

Associate Membership

Monthly membership dues: $10
Yearly membership dues: $115
For professionals in the first five years of a career in the disability field, allies, and family members. You will receive most of the benefits of Professional Membership, but at a reduced fee for post-graduates, pre-tenure professors, K-12 educators or junior agency personnel:
  • Participation in the TASH Early Career Professional network, an online group of higher education professionals where members can seek out shared research interests, collaborators and mentors.
  • Online access to current and past editions going back to 1975 of TASH's scholarly research journal Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD)
  • Access to TASH's quarterly online practitioner journal, Inclusive Practices.
  • Discounts on registration to the TASH Annual Conference, regional conferences and web-based trainings.
  • An archive of over 10 years of articles from Connections, the member-driven magazine of TASH.
  • TASH in Action, Advocacy Alerts & updates.
  • Affiliation with your state/regional chapter (where applicable).
  • You will become a part of TASH’s network of advocacy through member organizing, Capitol Hill days and action alerts.
  • You will have access to the expertise and values of peers, advocates and professionals through participation in chapters, communities of practice and TASH’s online forums.

Self-Advocate, Family, Direct Support Professional and Retiree Membership

Monthly membership dues: $5
Yearly membership dues: $55
The TASH membership for self-advocates, family members, direct support professionals and other people working in the field with limited incomes, as well as retirees and emeritus researchers. This membership can be offered at this rate thanks to the generous contributions of members and donors, and is intended for people with restricted incomes. At this level of membership you will receive all the same benefits of standard membership, but at a significantly reduced price:
  • Access to TASH's quarterly online practitioner journal, Inclusive Practices.
  • Discounts on registration to the TASH Annual Conference, regional conferences and web-based trainings.
  • An archive of over 10 years of articles from Connections, the member-driven magazine of TASH.
  • TASH in Action, Advocacy Alerts & updates.
  • Affiliation with your state/regional chapter (where applicable).
  • You will become a part of TASH’s network of advocacy through member organizing, Capitol Hill days and action alerts.
  • You will have access to the expertise and values of peers, advocates and professionals through participation in chapters, communities of practice and TASH’s online forums.

Student Membership

Monthly membership dues: $6
Yearly membership dues: $65
Available exclusively for students in grades K-12 and full-time enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Student membership includes all benefits of Standard Membership, plus:
  • Online access to Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), the quarterly TASH research journal
  • Online access to archived editions of RPSD going back to 1975
  • Access to TASH's quarterly online practitioner journal, Inclusive Practices.
  • Discounts on registration to the TASH Annual Conference, regional conferences and web-based trainings.
  • An archive of over 10 years of articles from Connections, the member-driven magazine of TASH.
  • TASH in Action, Advocacy Alerts & updates.
  • Affiliation with your state/regional chapter (where applicable).
  • You will become a part of TASH’s network of advocacy through member organizing, Capitol Hill days and action alerts.
  • You will have access to the expertise and values of peers, advocates and professionals through participation in chapters, communities of practice and TASH’s online forums.

How to Become a Member

There are three easy ways to become a member:

  1. Join Online: Click the button below to begin the process, or click on the orange heading from the membership descriptions above.
  2. Mail, E-mail or Fax: You can mail the membership form to: Attn: Membership, TASH, 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 206, Washington, D.C. 20005. You can also scan and e-mail it to info@tash.org or fax it to 202-999-4722.
  3. Give Us a Call: We’re available by phone to discuss membership options and help you renew your membership with TASH. Just give us a call at 202-817-3264 or e-mail at info@tash.org.

Renew Your Membership

If you are renewing an existing membership, or were once a member in the past, we still have your record in our system. You can renew using your previous member record. When you log in to your account, the system will notify you that your membership is lapsed and ask you if you want to renew now. Just follow the instructions on the screen (if you don’t know your username or password, you can request an e-mail to reset your password here). Or you can use the PDF paper membership form or call us at 202-817-3264  or e-mail at info@tash.org.

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