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  • Join AAIDD Region II Today
  • Meet Our Board Members
  • Articles on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Read the Latest AAIDD Region II News and Info
  • Discover Training Opportunities
  • Upcoming AAIDD Events
  • Resources for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

If you live in California or Nevada, AAIDD Region II is for you!

By joining us at AAIDD Region II, you are showing your commitment to the quality of life of children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities now and in the future.

Our organization is over 130 years old--the most respected and enduring in the field.

Membership provides access to webinars, experts, conferences and other forums to learn and share information.

We are dedicated professionals and we invite you to share our passion for the work we do.

Krysti DeZonia, Chair
AAIDD Region II

About AAIDD

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. We're a powerful community of leaders with a strong voice and important mission.

AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association of Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We're tireless promoters of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAIDD has adopted a 13-point set of principles
(or core value) relative to it mission:

  • Achieving full societal inclusion and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Advocating for equality, individual dignity and other human rights.
  • Expanding opportunities for choice and self- determination.
  • Influencing positive attitudes and public awareness by recognizing the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Promoting genuine accommodations to expand participation in all aspects of life.
  • Aiding families and other caregivers to provide support in the community.
  • Increasing access to quality health, education, vocational, and other human services and supports.
  • Advancing basic and applied research to prevent or minimize the effects of intellectual disability and to enhance the quality of life.
  • Cultivating and providing leadership in the field.
  • Seeking a diversity of disciplines, cultures, and perspectives in our work.
  • Enhancing skills, knowledge, rewards and conditions of people working in the field.
  • Encouraging promising students to pursue careers in the field of disabilities.

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Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised. [...]
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Many in-home caregivers say they feel overwhelmed and unqualified as they struggle to help individuals with serious illnesses and disabilities. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially. [...]
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