We are a state chapter of TASH, which is an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1975, we are a volunteer-driven organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with the most significant disabilities and support needs -- those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization. The inclusive practices we promote and validate through research improve quality of life outcomes for all people.
We support inclusive practices in education through AZWINS. We sponsor trainings throughout the year to support educators and families. We believe that "Inclusion is a birthright, not a privilege." (Bea Russell)
TASH Action Updates - Please Join In and Share Widely
The Stop Hurting Kids campaign has created a viewing party kit for individuals and groups to hold a screening and discussion of the film ‘Restraint & Seclusion: Hear Our Stories.’ Download this resource to learn how to organize and prepare for a successful viewing of this film and discussion about restraint and seclusion in schools. The kit includes a checklist for planning, event tips and a discussion guide.http://stophurtingkids.com/viewingkit
The attached flyer talks about how you and other TASH members can help support the CRPD. Take a moment to view webinar on the CRPD (available free to members) and then contact your Senator in Congress to encourage him or her to vote in favor of the treaty. Then, tell others about the treaty.
An award-winning film project that involves Arizona TASH members Susan Marks and Laura Nagle...
On culture unplugged.com Vectors of Autism won the People's Choice award in the We Speak Here category for 2014.
Vectors of Autism has had some wonderful screenings, and there is now have a new version of the DVD. This is a shorter 40-minute version, which works better for workshop presentations and film festival venues. We are continuing to enter film festivals and hope to pick up some more awards.