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


October 2012


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AAIDD News

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AAIDD Educational Opportunities

AAIDD Members Receive a 10% Discount on Over 300 Accredited Courses Online!
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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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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

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Governor Rick Scott Proclaims The Month of March as Disabilities Awareness Month

The following is what is written on the document that was signed by Governor Rick Scott on February 20th 2012
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
WHEREAS, people born with developmental disabilities are a part of every community, socioeconomic class, religion and country; and
WHEREAS, developmental disabilities are natural parts of the human experience that should not diminish the rights of individuals to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to communities, and experience the economic, political, social, cultural and educational mainstreams of society; and
WHEREAS, more than 40 million Americans have developmental disabilities, resulting in substantial limitations in self care, communications, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida supports more than 50,00 citizens with developmental disabilities through services provided by state agencies, including the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Division of Blind Services and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida also works with dozens of partner organizations and thousands of private-sector and community providers to support those with developmental disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Florida provides citizens with developmental disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices, live in their communities, exercise their rights, pursue productive lives, contribute to their city, state and nation, and achieve full inclusion in society.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and the beast wishes to all observing March 2012 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
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