AAIDD routinely offers opportunities for professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities to conduct professional research and exchange in countries outside the US through its Delegations. For each Delegation, delegates participate in a professional and cultural program arranged by AAIDD. Through each Delegation, participants are able to:
While all Delegations focus on IDD, each Delegation's activities are unique. Some Delegations have participated in international conferences and symposia, others have had in-depth interactions with families and direct service providers. The length of
trips vary, but average about 10 days.Typically, the Delegation opportunity for the year is announced in January, with the Delegation taking place in the fall. The costs associated with the opportunity are the responsibility of each Delegate.
Delegations are offered at cost; each program's fee includes travel, hotel, interpreters, and most meals. AAIDD does not offer scholarships to participate.
Delegations led by Margaret Nygren, AAIDD Executive Director:
Delegations Led by Doreen Croser, former AAIDD Executive Director; Joanna Pierson and Steve Warren, as members of the Board of Directors:
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