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Network Partner Conferences


AAIDD collaborates with national and international partners in offering state-of-the-art educational opportunities to the global disability community.  Best practices, new policy directions, and the latest research findings are presented through these exciting cooperative ventures.

Upcoming Partner Conferences

First International Symposium on Cancer in Intellectual Disability
February 5-7, 2014 in Montpelier, France

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XXXVI -AAIDD co-sponsored
Intellectual Disability: At the Precipice
March 17-19, 2014, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

CEC 2014 Convention and Expo
April 9-12 2014 in Philadelphia, PA

Disability Policy Seminar -AAIDD co-sponsored
April 6-9, 2014 in Washington, DC

DDNA 22nd Annual Education Conference -AAIDD exhibiting
May 3-5, 2014 in Orlando, FL

ANCOR 2014 ConferenceAAIDD exhibiting
May 4-6, 2014 in Miami, FL

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
May 19-20, 2014 in Honolulu, HI

APSE 25th Annual Conference
July 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, CA

The Arc 2014 National Convention
September 30-October 2, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

AUCD Annual Meeting 2014 -AAIDD co-sponsored
November 8-12, 2014 in Washington, DC

NADD 31st Annual Conference & Exhibit Show
November 12-4, 2014 in San Antonio, TX

Chapters & Regions

AAIDD Chapter and Regional conferences posted here, check back soon for the latest information!

Wisconsin Chapter 2014 Annual Conference
February 27-28, 2014, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Texas Chapter 39th Annual Convention
July 22-25, 2014, San Antonio, TX

Louisiana Chapter 2014 Annual Conference
September 18-19, 2014
Alexandria, LA  

Reinventing Quality
AAIDD co-sponsored

August 3-5, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Reinventing Quality


The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities

The University of Delaware Leadership Institute 
AAIDD co-sponsored
The Institute, offered several times a year, offers a select group of future leaders from organizations the opportunity to come together with a fabulous faculty of national experts on progressive supports for people with disabilities. The Institute supports the development of skilled leaders who are passionate about quality, have the leadership, management and financial skills needed to run solid not-for-profit businesses and government agencies, are capable of assembling top-notch teams of caring staff, and have a solid commitment to progressive values that assured lives of meaning and impact for the individuals receiving support.
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Disability Policy Seminar

This annual event is jointly sponsored by The Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities AUCD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).

2014 Disability Policy Seminar
April 6-9, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington,1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
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2015 Disability Policy Seminar
April 13-15, 2015
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

2016 Disability Policy Seminar

April 11-13, 2016
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

Alliance for Full Participation (AFP)

Jointly sponsored by a consortium of national organizations including AAIDD, the first AFP conference was held September 22- 23, 2005. This first Summit's purpose was to bring together many voices from every state and every walk of life. A second Summit, Real Jobs--It's Everyone's Business, was held November17-19, 2011, to convene the leaders of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community to address the challenges and barriers facing increasing integrated employment for people with IDD.
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