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Professional benefits designed specifically for you!

AAIDD is the definitive membership organization and the authoritative source of information for those in the intellectual disability profession. Our membership is over 5,000 professionals strong, in over 55 countries around the world. Joining AAIDD lets you tap into a network of top professionals who can help you find a job, show you the ropes, and deepen your involvement in your profession.

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AAIDD Provides Timely Information to Members
Members receive weekly emails on upcoming webinars, conferences, career advancement opportunities, and job postings.  Our electronic communications keeps members updated on important information in the field.

AAIDD Influences the Future
AAIDD has played a crucial role in helping to set federal policy and priorities, working closely with federal agencies, legislative staff, and  our many partners in the disability community.

AAIDD Links You to Top Professionals
The members of AAIDD are an impressive group, including today's leaders in research, practice, and public policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Student and Early Career Professionals group offers career and networking benefits to help new members in the field get started.

AAIDD  Divisions and Special Interest Groups Address Your Interests
To meet the diversity of  interests, specialties, and concerns of its members, AAIDD offers Special Interest Groups and unique Divisions to enable members to connect and work with others who share similar interests.

AAIDD Delivers Cutting Edge Educational Content
AAIDD organizes and delivers webinars, online courses, in-person meetings and conferences, and international delegations to enhance the capacity of professionals in the field. Members enjoy a 10% discount on online courses.

AAIDD Publishes the Definitive Works in the Field
AAIDD's catalog of books offer proven solutions, promising approaches and fresh perspectives. Members enjoy at a 15% discount on all titles.
AAIDD’s Annual Meeting Provides Common Visions and Uncommon Innovations
Each year, AAIDD’s Annual Meeting brings together colleagues from around the world. They come to meet, to interact, and to learn about the latest programs, research, policies, technologies and emerging trends in the field of disability. AAIDD members attend the Annual Meeting at exclusive member discounts.

AAIDD Journals Deliver Cutting Edge Research and Practice
AAIDD publishes three well-respected and peer-reviewed journals. Online articles date back to 1997 and available to members to read and download at no cost.

  • American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities—Original reports of empirical research on characteristics of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individual differences in and correlates of such characteristics, and factors that alter those characteristics or correlates; systematic reviews and tightly conceived theoretical interpretations of relevant research literatures; and reports of evaluative research on new treatment procedures or programs.
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities—Original research articles of studies of new teaching approaches, program developments, administrative tools, program evaluation, service utilization studies, community surveys, public policy issues, and training.
  • Inclusion—Original articles that describe promising practices in services and supports, training, and professional development; case studies; and public policy considerations.