» Our Community of Stakeholders

It would be accurate to say that all of society are stakeholders in disabilities. All of us play some role. Policies that govern “disabled parking,” for example, impacts all drivers in some way and all tax payers will have something to say about how their tax dollars are spent as it relates to service. That said, some individuals and organizations have a vested interest in disability, so for the purpose of TPI, it is these individuals and groups who are formally considered stakeholders.

Our work feeds decisions-makers at all levels. If a group makes decisions that will impact disability issues, they are stakeholders. These groups range from legislators to school-agency leaders to families and those with disabilities. We have listed just a few of these types of stakeholders below. 

Individuals and Families

Individuals and Families • Individuals with disabilities as self advocates
• Families of people with disabilities
• Conservators

Schools and Colleges

Schools and Colleges • K-12 Schools- public, private, and charter
• Early childhood education
• Community colleges
• Universities
• Trade and vocational schools

Service and Support Providers

Service and Support Providers • Direct service providers (Non-profit agencies and For-profit agencies)
• Publicly funded supports (Regional Center, Dept of Rehabilitation, etc.)
• Medical professionals and facilities

Policy Makers and Information Sources

Policy Makers and Information Sources • Legislators and Aides
• Local, state, and national legislative implementing groups/committees
• Professional and Advocacy organizations
• Researchers
• Disability Media