What are Interest Networks?
Interest Networks provide a forum for AAIDD members with a shared interest or discipline to connect and share ideas and information. To advance their professional interests, AAIDD members are encouraged to join one or more Interest Networks. Interest Networks have additional benefits of membership, such as a newsletter, listserv, leadership opportunities or access to an additional journal (see Religion & Spirituality below), and most have a small annual membership fee.
The "Assembly of Interest Networks" supports the activities of the Interest Networks of the Association. The Assembly meets at least annually, typically at the annual meeting of the Association.
AAIDD encourages the development of new Interest Networks. See the Interest Network Leadership Manual
on this page for details. Interest Networks are encouraged to review Establishing & Maintaining a Social Media Plan,
developed by the SECP Interest Network.