AAIDD Colleagues:

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) seeks applicants for the position of Editor of its peer-reviewed journal, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD), for a term of four years that shall begin in mid-2014 and with the first issue under the direction of this Editor to be January 2015.

About AJIDD

First published in 1896, AJIDD is among the top-ranked, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary publications reporting current and critical research in the biological, behavioral, and educational sciences. AJIDD contains high-quality, original contributions to the literature on intellectual disability, its causes, treatment, and prevention. AAIDD publishes the journal bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September, and November).

AJIDD is distinct from AAIDD’s other multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journals, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Inclusion. IDD focuses on the application of emerging policies, innovative practices, and transformative concepts, and Inclusion presents and discusses evidence-based interventions and strategies that promote the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in society.

Qualifications and Responsibilities 

Qualifications for the position are an established record of scholarship in the disabilities field, managerial skills necessary to oversee the editorial cycle, and the ability to attract and retain respected experts to the editorial advisory board.

The major responsibilities of the Editor of AJIDD include:

•    Overseeing the peer review of approximately 100 manuscripts per year;
•    Soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors, deciding which manuscripts to publish, and assisting authors advance their manuscripts to publication;
•    Selecting a sufficient pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion;
•    Identifying and appointing qualified members to an editorial advisory board; and
•    Providing a clear vision for the direction of the Journal.

Applicants must have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of their appointment, including release time and general office support. AAIDD does not pay for office space or release time, but can provide basic financial support for the IDD Editor, which may include funds for clerical assistance, office supplies, postage, and telephone beyond what will be provided by the Editor’s home institution. Since the support offered by different institutions varies widely, interested individuals are encouraged to contact the appropriate office of their employer in order to ensure the feasibility of your application.

Application Process 

Interested individuals should prepare and submit an application via email. The application must include:

•    Letter of Application that describes your qualifications for the role of Editor of IDD, such as past experience as an editor or member of an editorial team, history of scholarship in the field, and demonstrated capacity to manage deadlines and to attract and retain contributors to projects.
•    Vision Statement that provides a clear description of your vision for IDD under your leadership. Set forth your goals and plans for the content of the Journal, with an assessment of the current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps that you plan to address and how you will operationalize your plan.
•    Vita or Resume that accurately portrays your experience, indicates your current affiliations, and lists your current contact information.
•    Evidence of Institutional Support, which may be a letter of support or other documentation from your employer that describes the level of support (release time and general office support) available should you be selected for the position.

Applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee immediately after the submission deadline. Interviews will be conducted by phone and the selected candidate will be expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest prior to appointment and annually thereafter throughout his or her term of service.

Applications will be accepted via email only. Send application packets to Margaret Nygren, EdD, Executive Director, at mnygren@aaidd.org by December 13, 2013.

Marc J. Tasse, PhD, FAAIDD
Chair, AJIDD Editor Search Committee


AAIDD Announces its 2013-2014 Board of Directors

March 6, 2013, Washington, DC

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is extremely pleased to announce its 2013–2014 Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2013. The Board of AAIDD is elected by its membership in annual elections. The members of the 2013–2014 AAIDD Board of Directors are:

President: James Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD
Professor, Department of Special Education, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

President-Elect: Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD
Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Vice President: Susan B. Palmer, PhD
Research Professor, Beach Center on Disability, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Lawrence, Kansas

Secretary-Treasurer: Patti N. Martin, MEd
Executive Director, Montgomery 31 Board, Montgomery, Alabama

Past President: Marc J. Tassé, PhD, FAAIDD
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Director, Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

At-Large Members:

Loui Lord Nelson, PhD, FAAIDD
Post-doctoral Fellow, CAST and Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, FAAIDD
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy and Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH, FAAIDD
Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities UCEDD, University of South Florida

Peter J. Smith, MD, MA, FAAIDD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
Associate Director, Illinois LEND, University of Illinois-Chicago

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Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD advocates for the equality, dignity, and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for their full inclusion and participation in society. Learn more about the organization at www.aaidd.org.

See the full press release here:  http://www.aaidd.org/news/news_item.cfm?OID=10738


October 2012


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AAIDD News

Follow Executive Director Maggie Nygren’s Blog Who Will Report Live From Brazil on the 2012 AAIDD Delegation to Brazil, October 20-29, 2012

AAIDD Announces New Journal and Seeks Editor

AAIDD Educational Opportunities

AAIDD Members Receive a 10% Discount on Over 300 Accredited Courses Online!
Email Danielle Webber or call 202-387-1968, ext. 203 for access 

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

AAIDD Publications

Browse the AAIDD Bookstore by Clicking Here.
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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
Lawrence, KS

Assistant Professor, Special Education, Boston College
Boston, MA

Community Job Coach, The Menta Group
Chicago, IL

Psychology Postions, Full And Part time, Masters and Doctoral Level, Richmond Community Services
Westchester, NY

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)


For any questions and comments, contact Jason Epstein at jepstein@aaidd.org

Online Continuing Education and Training Opportunities

The AAIDD Online Learning Site is brought to you in partnership with Essential Learning and provides access to more than 300 courses accredited by national and state organizations. The Developmental Disabilities Course Library contains courses on a wide variety of topics at multiple skill levels. The courses help busy professionals access continuing education credits (CEUs), remain in compliance with regulatory training requirements, improve staff performance, and deliver high quality services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.  The Online Learning Site is open to everyone, but AAIDD members receive a 10% discount on all courses. 

Our newest offering is the AAIDD Supervisory Skills Certificate Curriculum.  This curriculum covers:

       –Supervision and the Principles of Positive Behavior Support
-Supervisory Training Part 1: Defining Work Expectations
-Supervisory Training Part 2: Assessing and Supporting Work Performance

-Supervisory Training Part 3: Knowing How to Discipline and Promoting Positive Work Place Enjoyment

Each of the courses in the curriculum combines interactive exercises, detailed case examples, and instructive information to guide supervisors in promoting work quality and enjoyment among support staff working with people who have developmental and related disabilities. Each course is guided by the principles of Positive Behavior Support and the course content complements the important work originated by Reid, Parsons, and Green in The Supervisor Training Curriculum.

“These courses highlight the importance of an effective supervisor-support staff relationship in providing quality supports and services. We hope that these courses will assist supervisors in guiding staff to provide the best supports and services possible for people with disabilities. AAIDD is committed to investing in the disability workforce by providing evidence-based, practical, and skills oriented tools for success through our online learning program.” says Margaret Nygren, Executive Director & CEO of AAIDD.

Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD advocates for the equality, dignity, and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for their full inclusion and participation in society.

For more information, please contact Danielle Webber at dwebber@aaidd.org.

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This an email from Sharon Gomez, President of American Association of Intellectural and Development Disabilities board of director, I received announcing a new publication, Inclusion.  Perhaps you know someone who would qualify.

Sharon Gomez

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that AAIDD intends to launch a new journal in 2013 and has launched a search for the first editor of this new publication.

This new journal, Inclusion, will be third synchronous journal the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which publishes the highly ranked Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Glenn T. Fujiura, editor) and American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Leonard Abbeduto, editor).

Inclusion is a new, peer-reviewed journal that will provide a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of interventions and strategies that promote the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in society. This journal will be issued quarterly in an online format only, with an anticipated inaugural issue in June 2013.

To learn more about the vision for this new journal, how it complements the Association’s other publication activities, and editor application information, please visit http://www.aaidd.org/content_9815.cfm.

Sharon Gomez, FAAIDD
Chair, Inclusion Editor Search Committee

  


Dear AAIDD Member,

Halloween is coming soon. Hopefully your kids or grandchildren are all prepared for costumes and who or what they will be. And, time to buy or make whatever you are giving away for treats.

You may hear the clergy voice in me by making the analogy that this is also the time to celebrate colleagues and organizations for who they are and who or what they have been and contributed to the field and the people we support. I’ll try to resist carrying the analogy too far, but as you may know, a national award can indeed be a real treat to the people or organizations who receive them, as well as to the people who take the time to send in the nominations.

So if you feel so inclined, conspire with some others as you wish to send in a nomination or two. And, feel free to spread this invitation to non AAIDD members or networks.

The deadline for the 2012 AAIDD Award nominations has been extended until Friday, November 11. 

Thank you!

For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit the AAIDD website here
Membership in AAIDD is not required to be nominated.
Nominate a deserving individual today!

Bill Gaventa, Chair, AAIDD Awards and Fellowship Committee


Please note: The deadline to make hotel reservations at the preferred rate is May 16, 2011.

See the full schedule of events and register for the conference by clicking here

In addition to the fantastic plenaries, in-depth pre-and post-conference meetings, and exciting special events, the 2011 AAIDD Annual Conference features

-Four blocks of Concurrent Sessions that describe the outcomes of more than 60 projects, programs, and research      studies!

-Over 140 Poster Presentations on important emerging issues!

AAIDD’s 135th Annual Meeting, Inclusive Communities: Pathways to Realizing the Vision, in St. Paul this June is really the “must attend” meeting of the year.  We’re looking forward to seeing you in St. Paul!


For any questions and comments, contact Jason Epstein at jepstein@aaidd.org
 
 
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