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Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD


My goals for Member-At-Large are to:McIntyre, Laura Lee

  1. Learn more about the AAIDD organization, infrastructure, and key needs through active
  2.  participation in AAIDD activities and leadership meetings.
  3. Renew my investment and commitment at the national level to the research, training, practice, and policy issues relevant to serving the needs of individuals with IDD and their families.
  4. Contribute my knowledge gained from serving for a decade on the executive leadership group of the American Psychological Association’s Division 33 (IDD/ASD) to the AAIDD Board.
  5. Learn from and partner with colleagues across disciplines to identify ways to:
  • Bolster membership within AAIDD
  • Increase revenue for organization
  • Strengthen advocacy and policy partnerships
  • Increase the number of trained professionals in the field of IDD through research and clinical training


Current Position: 
Professor & Director, School Psychology Program, University of Oregon

 Previous Positions:
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University

PhD - School Psychology, University of California-Riverside (2003)
MA - Special Education, University of California-Riverside (2000)
BA - Developmental Psychology, La Sierra University (1997)

AAIDD Participation:
Member of AAIDD (1998-present)
Associate Editor of AJIDD (2010-2015)
Editorial board member of AJIDD (2015-present)
AAIDD convention program committee member (2011-2013, 2015)
Co-editor of AJIDD’s Evidence-based Practice special section of AJIDD (2010) 

Inducted Member, Society for the Study of School Psychology (2015)
President, Division 33 (IDD) of APA (2014-2015)
Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 33 IDD, (2013)
AAIDD Early Career Award (2010)
Sara S. Sparrow Early Career Research Award, Division 33 (IDD) of APA (2010)
Academy on Mental Retardation Dissertation Award (2003)
Next Generation Leader of the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (1999) under President Clinton