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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

Living Longer: Aging with ID Conference
September 23, 2016
Framingham, MA

International Summit on ID and Dementia
October 13-14, 2016
Glasgow, Scotland
for more information contact: Matt Janicki

34th Annual Closing The Gap Conference: Assistive Technology in Special Education, Rehabilitation and Everyday Living
October 19-21, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN

The Arc's National Convention & International Forum: Shaping the Future
October 27-29,2016 in Orlando, FL


Chapters & Regions

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

Louisiana Chapter Annual Meeting
Theme: Finding the Right Fit
September 21-23, 2016
Alexandria, LA

South Carolina Fall Conference
Theme: Walking Together with One Voice
October 5-7, 2016
Myrtle Beach, SC

Missouri Fall Conference: Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disabilities
September 21, 2016 in Springfield, MO or October 11, 2016 in St. Charles, MO

Northeast Region X Conference
Theme: Innovative Strategies Towards More Personalized Lives
October 21, 2016
Mystic, CT
for more information contact Don Miller

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
March 20-22, 2017
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 August 2018. More information coming soon.
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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.
Click here for more information about the AFP