Saturday, May 3, 2008

Potential Alliance

We are exploring the possibility of working with the Ohio chapter of TASH to advance policy initiatives of interest to the autistic community in Ohio. This is still in the preliminary discussion stage, but seems promising so far.

TASH seeks to develop inclusive communities that allow for full participation of persons with disabilities. Its mission is to eliminate physical and social obstacles to equity, diversity, and quality of life. On many occasions, TASH has provided testimony and legislative advocacy regarding disability rights issues. It strongly advocates banning the use of aversive behavior control methods that inflict pain on children and adults with disabilities.

The Ohio chapter of TASH has indicated a particular interest in working with ASAN Southwest Ohio on matters of legislative advocacy.

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