Just Released! Special Edition TASH Connections Issue on Self Advocacy

The cover of TASH Connections, volume 45, number 1, dedicated to Self Advocacy. The table of contents and a collage of portraits of self-advocates.This special edition of Connections features the voices of a self-advocacy movement that contributed to over three decades of social change. The lead article shares the history about how a small group of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities based in Oregon laid a foundation for self-advocacy groups across the country to build upon. Other articles feature the voices of early leaders as well as present day self-advocates. Their messages are clear and straightforward; Nothing About Us Without Us.

As a leader in disability advocacy for 45 years, the mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights. These things are accomplished through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates and many others who seek to promote equity, opportunity and inclusion. A critically important step in this process is amplifying the voices in our communities to reach others who need to hear it.

Self-advocacy is at the root of many victories in disability rights. Countless self-advocates have used their voices to further the rights of people with disabilities, creating a better and more inclusive future for everyone. This issue of Connections focuses on the self-advocacy movement of the past, present, and future. In their own words, self-advocates discuss their impact and contributions to the self-advocacy movement.

The articles and stories in this issue represent a broad array of self-advocates who have worked or are working to further the rights of people with disabilities across the country and the world.

Click here to access TASH Connections, Volume 45, Issue 1, Winter 2020 (Click here to access it as a Word document).

Previous TASH Connections Editions FREE!

TASH Connections, Volume 44, Issue 1, Spring 2019

The cover of TASH Connections, volume 44, number 1, on Opportunities to Learn. The table of contents and a chalk drawing of a girl in a yellow dress, ankle-deep in a puddle.The previous edition of Connections, dedicated to “Opportunities to Learn”, guest edited by Deborah Taub and Ann-Marie Orlando, is still available here.


Connections is the online magazine written exclusively for, and by, TASH members. Each issue contains provocative articles on breakthroughs in the disability field, and challenges readers to rethink some of the toughest issues affecting people with disabilities, their families and advocates. Connections also features stories of success, from model agency programs to exemplary micro-enterprises and beyond. In each issue you’ll also read about chapter projects from around the country, and stay up to date on TASH’s advocacy and policy priorities, and other news shaping the disability landscape. All TASH members receive access to Connections. Just click the “Access Connections” button below.


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TASH Connections Editorial Board

Editorial Board
Julia M. White (Editor)
Debbie Taub
Danielle Cowley
Carrie Rood
Jamie Burke

Advertising in Connections

Advertising in TASH Connections is a great way to showcase your brand in front of the TASH membership. Our readership includes self-advocates, parents, families, teachers, service providers, administrators, researchers, policy makers, and more! For questions regarding ad placement, please contact Ruthie-Marie Beckwith at All ads must be submitted in pdf format.


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