Dismantling Systemic Barriers: Reenvisioning Equity and Inclusion
The 146th AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and early career professionals, and advocates to come together to reenvision our efforts to advance equity and inclusion in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. Recent events are painful, yet clear reminders of our responsibility to continuously challenge the deeply rooted systemic barriers that perpetuate inequities throughout society. Recognition, acknowledgment, and interrogation of the ways current systems and structures overtly and covertly promote inequity and segregation are vital as we move forward to dismantle barriers and reenvision change that leads to equity and inclusion.
The conference will:
- Include plenary sessions focused on identifying the impact of systemic barriers in our research, policy, and practice, in order to identify new and innovative pathways to equity and inclusion.
- Feature panel presentations, poster presentations, poster symposia, and networking opportunities for conference participants to learn from one another with a focus on reenvisioning equity and inclusion.
- Showcase research, policy, and practice briefs – and opportunity for short and informative updates on the latest from our field advancing equity and inclusion.
- Include pre- and post-conference workshops addressing topics in greater depth and across the life course.
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, but we are at a critical juncture in society and need to reenvision the role of research, policy, and practice in the next century of efforts to advance equity and inclusion. AAIDD’s role as the leading interdisciplinary professional organization in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field provides a context to engage in efforts to dismantle systemic barriers and envision a new future. The 146the annual meeting will enable conference attendees to be a part of this reenvisioning of the next generation of cutting-edge research, effective practices, and policy initiatives that advance equity and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2021 at midnight
Karrie A. Shogren, PhD, FAAIDD
Chair, 2022 Conference Planning Committee
Scoring Rubric for Proposals
Abstracts are limited to 600 total words submitted in four fields as described below. While the system will allow a word or two over this limit, it will not accept notably longer abstracts.
The four sections of the 600-word abstract are:
- Background & Purpose/Aims (150 words)
- Description/Design (250 words)
- Outcomes/Findings (100 words)
- Implications & Impact (100 words)
To help you understand our revised submission and evaluation criteria, we recommend you see the following resources: