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International Association for Life Quality

a/k/a: IALQ


251 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058





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The International Association for Life Quality (IALQ) is an initiative of the Training, Education, and Research Institute (TERI, Inc.) TERI is a private, non-profit agency serving the needs of children and adults with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities, and their families, for over 30 years. Through programs that enrich their client's lives and focus on the potential in all individuals, they are able to provide families with supports throughout their child's lifespan. IALQ is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to serve as an international repository of information relative to life quality of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. They assist persons with developmental disabilities in holding a valued social role in their community through systematic and determined efforts to educate the general population about the humanistic qualities of those who have the label of "developmentally disabled." This educational effort includes offering continued awareness campaigns to help eliminate fear and segregation, and promote full inclusion of all individuals. Furthermore, IALQ provides an annual summit that brings together researchers, social justice activists, disability advocates, and other stakeholders to identify needs, propose solutions, and take action to ensure a life of quality for those with developmental disabilities. They also offer courses and accreditation through the International Academy of Life Quality for those working, supporting and enabling persons with developmental disabilities.

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