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Endorsements

The Board of AAIDD has endorsed the following reports and declarations:

Community Living

Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
What the Research Tells Us
, A joint letter from AAIDD and AUCD issued on July 24, 2015 on the anniversary of the ADA

Technology

The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access
A Declaration on equal rights of people with intellectual disability to technology and information access (2013)
Endorsed by the AAIDD Board of Directors February 20, 2013

See the video on the Declaration created at the 13th Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, October 2, 2013 >

 

Aging


My Thinker’s Not Working: A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports
Report of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (2012)
Endorsed by AAIDD Board of Directors August 15, 2012

Toronto Declaration on Bridging Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Aging and Disability
Drafted by the Participants of Growing Older with a Disability (GOWD) Conference, a part of the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT) (2012)
Endorsed by AAIDD Board of Directors June 17, 2012

 

Health Care

Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights
Report of the National Disability Rights Network and Disability Rights Washington (2012)
Endorsed by AAIDD Board of Directors June 17, 2012

Including Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Co-Occurring Mental Illness: Challenges that Must Be Addressed in Health Care Reform
Position paper of NADD (October 2013)
Endorsed by AAIDD Board of Directors January 11, 2014