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AAIDD is the definitive membership organization and the authoritative source of information for those in the intellectual disability profession. Joining AAIDD connects you to a network of top professionals in the field and allows you to deepen your involvement in your profession.

Membership with AAIDD includes:

  • Access to cutting-edge, peer-reviewed journals
  • Free access to AAIDD webinars, virtual learning events, and the AAIDD webinar archive
  • Significantly discounted member rates at annual conferences
  • Discounts on AAIDD publications, tools, and online courses
  • Weekly newsletters on timely updates in the field

Find the best membership level for you below.

Students

Students enjoy a 20% discount on membership in any category.   To receive the discount, please contact Membership Services at membership@aaidd.org or 202.387.1968 x 201 prior to joining/ renewing your membership

Interest Networks

Members can also join AAIDD's Interest Networks to share specialized information, develop new practices, and network with others with common interests. To find our more about AAIDD Interest Networks, please click here.

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Want to join by phone? 
Call  202-387-1968 ext 201.

Want to join by mail?
Printable membership application

Send check and paper membership registration form (at the bottom of this page) to:
AAIDD, Attn: Membership Services, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910




AAIDD Membership Types



Basic

Annual dues $85

Basic members receive electronic access to two AAIDD journals: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Inclusion, along with member-exclusive newsletters, and are entitled to member discounts for meeting registration online courses, and book store purchases. Members in this category are eligible to hold office and vote in AAIDD elections. As of January 2020, members will also have free access to AAIDD webinars, member-exclusive virtual learning sessions, and access to the AAIDD webinar archive.

Classic

Annual dues $135

Classic members receive electronic access to all AAIDD journals: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Inclusion, along with member-exclusive newsletters, and are entitled to member discounts for meeting registration, online courses, and book store purchases. Members in this category are eligible to hold office and vote in AAIDD elections. As of January 2020, members will also have free access to AAIDD webinars, member-exclusive virtual learning sessions, and access to the AAIDD webinar archive.



Standard

Annual dues $185
Standard members receive hard copies of and electronic access to all AAIDD journals: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (print and electronic) and Inclusion (electronic only), along with member-exclusive newsletters, one complimentary item from the AAIDD catalog, and are entitled to member discounts for meeting registration, online courses, and book store purchases. Members in this category are eligible to hold office and vote in AAIDD elections.

Members will have a choice from among the following for their complimentary gift: AAIDD Ball Cap, Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans (Second edition), Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy, or an AAIDD mousepad. Members will receive an email from the membership team within a few business days of their dues payment regarding their selection. As of January 2020, members will also have free access to AAIDD webinars, member-exclusive virtual learning sessions, and access to the AAIDD webinar archive.

Premium

Annual dues $260
Premium members receive hard copies of and electronic access to all AAIDD journals: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (print and electronic) and Inclusion (electronic only), along with member-exclusive newsletters, two complimentary items from the AAIDD catalog, and are entitled to member discounts for meeting registration, online courses, and book store purchases. Members in this category are eligible to hold office and vote in AAIDD elections.

: Members will have a choice from among the following for their complimentary gift: AAIDD Ball Cap, Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans (Second edition), Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy, or an AAIDD Mousepad. Members will receive an email from the membership team within a few business days of their dues payment regarding their selection. As of January 2020, members will also have free access to AAIDD webinars, member-exclusive virtual learning sessions, and access to the AAIDD webinar archive.



International Electronic

Annual dues $60 (open only to those residing outside the US or Canada)     

International Electronic members receive electronic access to American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Inclusion, member-exclusive newsletters, and are entitled to member discounts for meeting registration, online courses, and bookstore purchases. Members in this category are not eligible to hold office nor vote in AAIDD elections. As of January 2020, members will also have free access to AAIDD webinars, member-exclusive virtual learning sessions, and access to the AAIDD webinar archive.

Corporate Payment Option

Contact Membership Services for Pricing Details at 202-387-1968 x 201 or membership@aaidd.org 

AAIDD offers a payment option for organizations to bundle an unlimited number of their employee's individual membership fees to get discounts on those fees plus added perks for the organization. All memberships are still held by the individual -- the organization itself is not a member of the Association.

With the corporate payment option, one Premium membership is provided to the CEO of the organization and a 20% discount on membership fees is applied (in all membership categories) for an unlimited number of employees.  In addition, Corporate payors receive a 20% discount on registration fees for their employees at the AAIDD annual meeting. Contact Membership Services for more information and custom invoicing options.