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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

15th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
March 28-31, 2018 in San Diego, CA

2018 Gatlinburg Conference "Biological and Cultural Perspectives on the Family: Implications for IDD"
April 11-13, 2018 in San Diego, CA

2018 ANCOR Conference
April 15-17, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL

2018 ANCOR Conference
April 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

2018 National Training Institute on Effective Practices "Addressing Challenging Behavior"
April 24-27, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL

Summer Institute on Theology and Disability 2018:
June 11-14, 2018 in Raleigh, NC

Chapters & Regions

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

AAIDD Texas Chapter 43rd Annual Convention
July 24-27, 2018
Corpus Christi, TX

AAIDD South Carolina Chapter
October 3-5, 2018
Myrtle Beach, SC

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).

Future Disability Policy Seminars
April 23-25, 2018
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

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Reinventing Quality

Jointly sponsored by a consortium of partners, this bi-annual (every other year) event showcases best practices in person-centered supports from across the nation.  The next Reinventing Quality Conference will be held July 29 - August 1, 2018.

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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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