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Reports and Briefs

Recent reports, briefs, and whitepapers from AAIDD

Research Briefs

State of the Science on COVID-19 and People with IDD (2020, December)

Margaret A. Nygren and Amie Lulinski
This research brief discusses the current research on COVID-19 and people with IDD.

Catalan translation: Estat de la ciència sobre la COVID-19 i les persones amb DID (Catalan translation)
Translated by Josep Font of GIEE. Grup d’investigació en Educació Especial (GIEE) [Special Education Research Group] is a non-profit organization serving Catalonia and Andorra dedicated to the education of children with disabilities. .

Comparing SIS-A Assessments Administered Using Face-to-Face and Virtual Interviewing Formats (2020, October)
James R. Thompson, Sarah R. Carlson, and Leslie Shaw
This research brief discusses the results of an investigation that compared the reliability of SIS-A assessments administered in face-to-face and virtual interview formats.

White Papers

Changes in the Field Regarding Personal Support Plans (2018, March)
Robert L. Schalock, James R. Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper discusses six recent changes in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities that establish the parameters of a systematic approach to personal support plans.


AAIDD Annual Report (2019, April)
This is the AAIDD annual report from the most recent fiscal year.  The annual report is released following the conclusion of the Association's annual independent audit.

Issue Briefs

Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy by People with IDD (2015, December)
Karrie A. Shogren, Barbara Coppens, and Tia Nelis
This issue brief discusses practices and interventions to support optimal skill development and self-determination outcomes.