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National organizations that provide ongoing education, support, and advocacy
TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Members include self-advocates, professionals, students, and family members.
TASH has both national and state level chapters, a yearly conference, and a robust website that provides resources, action alerts, and opportunities for social connections.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.