AHEAD Association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards

AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

The Association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards provide the Association’s members guidance for professional and ethical conduct and action. Click on the images below to see the full documents.



AHEAD is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). CAS has a document, Disability Resources and Services, CAS Contextual Statement,  which focuses on disability. The document also outlines standards in twelve areas:

  1. Mission
  2. Program
  3. Organization and Leadership
  4. Human Resources
  5. Ethics
  6. Law, Policy and Governance
  7. Diversity, Equity and Access
  8. Internal and External Relations
  9. Financial Resources
  10. Technology
  11. Facilities and Equipment
  12. Assessment