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2019 AAIDD Member Referral Campaign

Calling All Members: Grow Your Association!

This winter, we are calling on you to help grow AAIDD.  As a member of the Association, you already know how important AAIDD has been to your career- providing you with innovative resources and connecting you with a circle of fellow IDD professionals.  Show your commitment to evidence-based knowledge by helping to grow your Association and expand your network of friends and colleagues. 

With each new member you recruit or reinstate between January 28th and May 15th, you will receive one entry into a drawing for our fun prizes featuring AAIDD Board Members, to be gifted at the 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting June 24-27, 2019 in The Twin Cities, Minnesota. The top three recruiters will also be recognized in our July issues of Member Update and on the Association Facebook and Twitter accounts. (Winners also earn bragging rights!)

Your Referral Toolkit

The tools below make referring your friends and colleagues easy.  Simply share an email, pass out a few physical copies of our membership form, and share the social graphics on your social media accounts.

Be Sure to Receive Credit!

In order to receive credit for the referrals you provide, please be sure to take one of two actions:

1).  Complete the “referred by” field on the PDF copy of the Membership Form before handing out to friends and colleagues.

2). Ask your referrals to email membership@aaidd.org mentioning your name as a reference after they join online. 


  • You must be a current member in good standing with the Association to receive an entry into the drawing. 
  • Only membership applications received during the campaign period will be counted towards the campaign.
  • Prizes will be drawn the week of June 2nd.  Winners will be notified in advance by email or phone.
  • Prizes cannot be swapped.You must be present at the AAIDD Annual Meeting in June to receive your prizes.
  • Campaign rules and prizes are subject to change at the discretion of AAIDD.

Ten Prizes Available

Lunch with Laura Lee and Joyce   

McIntyre, Laura Lee headshotJoyce Louden photoHave a great conversation over lunch with University of Oregon School Psychology Professor Laura Lee McIntyre, and Joyce Louden, Director of Education and Training in the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. You may want to peruse the fabulous menu at the St. Paul Grill right down the street. Lunch included with prize. 
Conversation: Priceless

Dine Out with Amie and Len            

Amie LulinskiLeonard AbbedutoEnjoy a conversation over a meal with Amie Lulinski, Project Manager of the State of the States Project at the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, and Leonard Abbeduto, Director of the UC Davis MIND Institute.  Maybe try the French cuisine at close by Meritage
Conversation: Priceless

Admire Art with Alex and Anthony 

AnthonyRodriguezAlixe Bonardi Photo

Walk, run, or roll down the street to the nearby Minnesota Museum of American Art with Anthony Rodriquez, Assistant Professor at the Providence College Providence and Alexandra Bonardi, Director, National Core Indicators, Human Services Research Institute. Prize includes trip to Museum and light drinks and snacks.
Conversation: Priceless

Tea with Liz Perkins

Liz Perkins photoCelebrate Liz’s native England by enjoying high tea with the Association’s President and Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor at the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities. Drinks, snacks, and great conversation included.  Liz will curate a tea hosted in the Presidential Suite.
Conversation: Priceless

House-Made Gelato with Melissa and Susan

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Melissa_DeSipioEnjoy a complimentary excursion to the nearby Science Museum of Minnesota, and sample house-made gelato with Melissa DiSipio, Director of Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care and Susan Havercamp, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center. Reward includes museum admission and gelato. 
Conversation: Priceless

AAIDD Goodies Gift Basket (5 Available)

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Five different gift baskets will include items among the following: AAIDD hot/cold tumbler, AAIDD mousepad, AAIDD notebook, AAIDD Hat, AAIDD T-Shirt, and AAIDD Best Seller Teaching Authentic Cooking Skills to Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Active Engagement.