AAIDD's formal policy on meeting conduct is presented along with a plain text summary of the policy.
AAIDD Policy on Meeting Conduct
The AAIDD is committed to its work-related activities (conferences, board meetings, business meetings, business-related social events, etc.) being conducted in environments in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Association prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including but not limited to discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, threats, abuse, and sustained disruption of events.
If a participant of an AAIDD event, as a member, speaker, registrant, vendor, volunteer, guest, or other participant, engages in prohibited behavior, the Association reserves the right to take any action it deems appropriate. AAIDD reserves the right to:
Such sanctions may be applied regardless of whether or not the offender is a member of AAIDD.
Appropriate sanctions also will be taken toward any individual who knowingly makes a false allegation of harassment.
This policy against harassment at AAIDD Activities is not intended to limit open discussion of the merits of particular work or issues presented at AAIDD events. It applies only to behavior at AAIDD events and activities.
AAIDD assumes no liability or responsibility for the actions of any member or other activity participant and AAIDD is not responsible for protecting the safety of members or participants in AAIDD activities.
AAIDD Meeting Rules
AAIDD wants to everyone to be treated with respect and dignity.
Behavior that is illegal is not allowed. Behavior that is harmful to
others is not allowed. Interrupting the meeting for a long time is also
not allowed. These behaviors are against the rules.
There will be serious consequences for rule breakers. Rule breakers may be removed from the meeting.
The rules apply to everyone. People are allowed to disagree with each
other. When people disagree they must treat each other with respect and
AAIDD not responsible for the actions of rule
breakers. The rule breakers are responsible for their own actions.
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