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Chapters, Regions, & Liaisons

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Opportunities for Members by Location


All members are welcome to participate in Interest Networks. In addition, additional ways to get involved are available in some locations.

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Chapters and Regions

AAIDD Chapters and Regions promote the mission and interests of the Association and make unique contributions that align with the overall goals of the Association. In addition to leadership opportunities, AAIDD Chapters and Regions tend to focus on providing important professional education that respond to the needs of their geographic area.

The number and location of Chapters and Regions has varied across the Association's history. Based on where they live in North America, members of AAIDD automatically become members of the relevant active Chapter or Region. 

Click on the website or Facebook links for more information, or contact the leadership of the Chapter or Region:

ConnecticutMary EtterChapter Facebook
KansasEvan Dean
LouisianaElizabeth Watts
Chapter WebsiteFacebook
MichiganJillian Trumbull
MississippiLori Brown
MissouriLaura Cravens
Chapter Website; Facebook
South CarolinaRenee StaggsChapter Website
TexasCharlotte KimmelChapter Website
WisconsinKristin GrembanChapter Website

Region XNicole CadoviusConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, Quebec, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Vermont

Assembly of Geographic Regions


Assembly Chair:  Dalun "Dan" Zhang
Assembly Co-Chair: Michael Bloom

Chapter and Regional representatives meet quarterly share information and improve practices.


United States

Colorado: Christina Cruz
Connecticut: Mary Etter
Illinois: Amy Rosenstein
Kentucky: Shauen Howard
Louisiana: Keeley Puma
Maryland: David Ervin
Massachusetts: William Wasserman
Ohio: Keith Poynter
Oklahoma: Lorraine Sylvester
Pennsylvania: Miranda Williams
Tennessee: Bruce Keisling
Texas (Austin): Bill Gaventa
Texas (San Antonio): Antonio Martinez
Virginia: Andrew Wojcik
Washington: Ramu Iyler


Spain: Almudena Martorell Cafranga
Turkey: Atilla Cavkaytar




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