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Increasing Opportunities for People with Autism to have an Impact on Disability-Related Public Policy

TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, and professionals advocating for inclusion of all people in all aspects of society. Their concern is with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all individuals with disabilities.  The NLM Family Foundation provided funding for the development of self advocacy programs for people with disabilities, funding for the creation and dissemination of a CD-rom/ website highlighting key lectures and workshops from a TASH International Conference, and funding for the production of a PBS television documentary which highlighted the experiences of people with autism and communication difficulties whose lives were enriched once they were provided with tools to foster communication.