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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Education, Health, Public Health, Social Science

Mission: To promote progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Target demographics: To improve the supports, policies, and research concerning people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Geographic areas served: The US and around the world

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Publications: The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) improves the quality of policies, supports, and research on intellectual and developmental disabilities through the information published in its scholarly journals and catalogue of books. In addition, AAIDD offers tools used by disability professionals to gauge the supports needed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in the community.

Education & Training: AAIDD educates professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities through webinars, seminars, conferences, etc. to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Public Policy: AAIDD takes well-reasoned positions on issues important to the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Policy makers and others are informed by AAIDD's position statements in crafting policies and approaches to supporting people with disabilities.

Membership: AAIDD supports its members, who are professionals who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, improve their practices, connect with other professionals, and share their research findings.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a member for 13 years and appreciate timely information and educational opportunities provided by AAIDD.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of AAIDD for over 25 years. I have always found AAIDD to be my go to resource for cutting edge innovation, research, and best practice in the I/DD field.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization does great work to promote the equity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.