Name: Shelley L. Watson, PhD
Member since: 2002
Work: Laurentian University Psychology department, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Why AAIDD: publication of rigorous academic journals; great networking opportunities for students
Why Intellectual Disability: I took a course in my undergraduate program on sexuality and disability. I was really interested in the rights issues, so started working at a local agency supporting individuals with I/DD. This opportunity led to my Master's and PhD work and where I am today!
AAIDD Leadership: Co-editor, AAIDD Early Career Professional webpage; member of the AAIDD Diagnosis Task force; member of the AAIDD Student and Early Career Professionals committee