Intellectual Disability

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Intersectionality is a framework for understanding how aspects of a person's multiple social and political identities might combine to create unique burdens and barriers.

The concept of intersectionality is particularly used to consider how the interlocking systems of inequality affect those who are most marginalized in society and to take these relationships into account when working to promote social and political equity and inclusion.

AAIDD’s resources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, webinars, books, and position statements, provide information on the issues facing people at the intersection of IDD and other social and political identities.

While these resources can be found by searching the AAIDD journals, bookstore, webinar archives, or position pages, AAIDD has committed to making its most recent intersectionality resources  easier to locate on its website. The resources produced in just the past five years is substantial, for more resources, AAIDD journals dating back to 1997 (AJIDD and IDD) and 2013 (Inclusion) can be found online.  AAIDD members have full text access for journal articles at no cost, non-members my access the abstracts at no cost.