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)
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.
2013 Arizona TASH Conference
Arizona TASH just closed out our annual two-day conference held on January 18-19, 2013. It was a great conference and well attended in spite of the switch from June to January. We are already working on finalizing the dates for the 2014 Arizona TASH conference that will be held at the end of January or beginning of February. Please click on the link to enjoy a few highlights...
Arizona TASH is proud to announce TWO annual awards to acknowledge individuals, groups, programs or organizations for their efforts to promote inclusive practices in Arizona schools or communities (i.e., inclusive jobs, recreational, community living, etc.).
Nominations will be accepted for the Arizona TASH Legacy Award and the June Downing Paraeducator Award . Each year, Arizona TASH will present one award under each award category.
Arizona TASH Legacy Award
The AzTASH Legacy Award comes with a special “Pulling for All Kids” award OR a special “Living the Inclusive Dream” award, a one-year membership to TASH, plus a $1000 cash award. The award will be announced at the 2014 Annual Arizona TASH Conference on Inclusive Practices.
June Downing Paraeducator Award
The June Downing Paraeducator Award comes with a special award, a one-year membership to TASH, plus a $1000 cash award. The award will be announced at the 2014 Annual Arizona TASH Conference on Inclusive Practices.