The June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award is given in honor of June Downing, a long-time TASH member, Board of Directors member, author and beloved friend and colleague. June Downing had a profound impact on families, young professionals, educators and individuals with disabilities
and her contributions to inclusion will be felt for many years to come. The purpose of this award is to honor the important and courageous contributions of individuals in advancing inclusive education and equitable opportunities
for students from pre-school through Grade 12, particularly those with the most significant disabilities and support needs. TASH recognizes the path to full inclusion can be challenging, depending on the local community, state and local leadership and
other factors. Nominations are requested for individuals who share TASH’s values regarding inclusive education.