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
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.
Make sure and check the website regularly for news of upcoming webinar trainings on various subjects presented by AAIDD Region 2 Board Members. Recorded version of past webinars can be found by clicking on the “Training Tab”
The AAIDD Annual Meeting, provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives. http://aaidd.org/education/annual-conference
To register for this webinar, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/725636254076142849