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AAIDD 145th Annual Meeting | Online Conference


Important Dates:

  • Last day to register: Friday, June 18th until midnight (EDT)
  • Login preview available: Friday, June 18th starting at 9am (EDT)  please note, on the preview day conference content (sessions, posters, chats, etc) will not be until until the conference starts on Monday, June 21st.  
  • Full log in available/Conference starts: Monday, June 21st  at 9:30 am (EDT)

Platform Access:

Please refer to the email you received on Wednesday, June 16 for instructions about accessing the virtual platform. If you did not get an email, please contact Laura Thorn, at


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The 145th AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a lively forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students, and advocates to learn about strategies and opportunities to respond to workforce challenges that have had an increased impact on people with IDD. 

In the next decade, shifting demographics will result in a significant decline in the number of workers in the US and globally.  While this will present challenges, it also provides opportunities.  We seek innovative, evidence-based proposals in the areas of research, policy and practice that explore emerging workforce trends.  Topics may encompass diversity/equity/inclusion in employment, the potential of technology to deliver services and supports while enhancing independence, public financing of supports, lessons learned during COVID 19, and proven strategies for attracting and retaining a talented workforce. 

AAIDD members have been leaders at the cutting edge of ground-breaking research, practice, and policy in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for over a century. AAIDD continues to be the leading interdisciplinary professional organization in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 145the annual meeting will continue this tradition by providing conference attendees with cutting edge information on research, effective practices, and policy initiatives that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

We hope you can join us!

Elisa Velardo, MMHS, FAAIDD, Chair, 2021 Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to our generous sponsors: