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AAIDD is the definitive membership organization and the authoritative source of information for those in the intellectual disability profession. Our membership is over 5,000 professionals strong, in over 55 countries around the world. Joining AAIDD lets you tap into a network of top professionals who can help you find a job, show you the ropes, and deepen your involvement in your profession.
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AAIDD Educational Opportunities
Consent, Alternatives to Guardianship, and Supported Decision Making – AAIDD Aspire Forum
October 15-19, 2012
Nuts & Bolts: Writing Outstanding Journal Articles – AAIDD Webinar
October 17, 2012, 4:30pm Eastern
Providing Supports to Parents with Learning Differences – AAIDD Webinar
October 25, 2012, 3pm Eastern
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disability – AAIDD Webinar
November 7, 2012, 1p Eastern
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AAIDD Members Enjoy a 15% Discount on ALL Books
Now Available: Nuts & Bolts: Writing Outstanding Journal Articles and Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks at the AAIDD bookstore!
Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports, User Guide, 11thEdition
This practical new guide informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of support-based definition in special education, IDEA mandates, diagnosis and other important issues.
Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works and What Doesn’t
This book gives the professionals and paraprofessionals who have dedicated themselves to the field and to the welfare of individuals with intellectual disability a trauma-informed paradigm within which to support their clients psychologically and to establish the critical elements needed for treatment and recovery.
The Arc 2012 Convention: Achieving Inclusion: Across the Globe – AAIDD Exhibiting
October 25-28, 2012, Washington, DC
12th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology – AAIDD co-sponsored
November 2, 2012, Westminster, CO
2012 ANCOR Technology Summit: Implementing Innovative Solutions – AAIDD co-sponsored
November 3, 2012 in Westminster CO
2012 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with ID -AAIDD co-sponsored
November 29-30, 2012, Fairfax, VA
AUCD 2012: Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow – AAIDD Exhibiting
December 2-5, 2012 in Washington, DC
National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities – University of Delaware Leadership Institute – AAIDD co-sponsored
January 13-18, 2012 in Newark, DE
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Job Opportunities and Posting
The AAIDD Career Center offers the opportunity for employers to post job opportunities and for those in the disability community to apply. A 90 day posting costs $75 and is added to our weekly emails to members. Recent postings are below:
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
Community Job Coach, The Menta Group
Recent Research Published in AAIDD Journals
Measuring Physical Activity With Pedometers in Older Adults With Intellectual Disability: Reactivity and Number of Days
A paper in the August issue of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by researchers affiliated with Erasmus Medical Center (Netherlands) and University of Gronigen (Netherlands) describes a study to indentify the minimum number of days of pedometer wear required to secure a valid estimate of average weekly step counts. Authors report that any four days of pedometer wear is sufficient to validly estimate physical activity in older adults with intellectual disability. (Full text access available at no cost with member subscription to IDD)
Social Interactions of Students with Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Inclusive Classrooms
A paper in the September issue of American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by researchers affiliated with Illinois State University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Wisconsin explored the extent to which ACC-using students in a general education setting engaged in social interactions. Authors report that few interactions were initiated by students using ACC, and that such students relied more heavily on facial expressions and gestures than their devices. (Full text access available at no cost withmember subscription to AJIDD)
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