AAIDD - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is the oldest association of professionals devoted to this type of handicap. It was created in 1876 and changed names five times since. It involves American members but also members from over 50 other countries. AAIDD publishes three scientific journals as well as books, evaluation tools... It participes in the definition of the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases) by giving its opinion especially in the choice of terminologies on intellectual deficiency (Tassé et al. 2013, AAIDD Proposed Recommendations for ICD–11 and the Condition Previously Known as Mental Retardation , Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 51, Nº2, 127-131). It defends the rights of people with an intellectual deficiency as well as their social integration and participation.
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