- Objectives Include People with Disabilities: Program objectives should explicitly and unambiguously state that the target population includes people with a range of different disabilities (cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, mobility, visual, hearing, and mental health disabilities).
- Involvement of People with Disabilities in Development, Implementation & Evaluation: Program development, implementation, and evaluation should include input from people with a range of different disabilities and their representatives (e.g., community members or other experts with disabilities, potential participants with disabilities and their family members, personal assistants, and caregivers).
- Program Accessibility: Programs should be accessible to people with disabilities and other users, socially, behaviorally, programmatically, in communication, and in the physical environment.
- Accommodations for Participants with Disabilities: Programs should address individual needs of participants with disabilities through accommodations that are specifically tailored to those needs.
- Outreach and Communication to People with Disabilities: Programs should use a variety of accessible methods to outreach and promote the program(s) to people with disabilities.
- Cost Considerations and Feasibility: Programs should address potential resource implications of inclusion (including staffing, training, equipment, and other resources needed to promote inclusion).
- Affordability: Programs should be affordable to people with disabilities and their families, personal assistants, and caregivers.
- Process Evaluation: Programs should implement process evaluation (with transparent monitoring, accountability and quality assurance) that includes feedback from people with disabilities and family members, personal assistants, caregivers or other representatives, and a process for making changes based on feedback.
- Outcomes Evaluation: Programs should collect outcomes data, using multiple disability-appropriate measures.