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Full panel instructions:

Three papers may be submitted together as a “full panel;” please note that in the review process full panel submissions receive a single, overarching score (papers are not scored separately).

Each abstract is limited to 600 total words, submitted in four fields. While the system will allow a word or two over this limit, it will not accept notably longer abstracts.

Enter each paper below: enter paper #1 in four sections, then enter paper #2 in four sections, then enter paper #3 in four sections. Make sure to answer each of the four sections of the 600-word abstract for each paper. The desired content for each section is presented below.  The scoring rubric can be found here. The maximum score for each section is 5 points and in total possible score is 20 points. AAIDD does not provide authors with scores or feedback on their proposals.

1. Background & Purpose:  Explain why the proposed content is significant/important to the field. Describe the purpose or aims of the project, program, policy, or research. Describe the contribution that the project, program, or policy is expected make to the field.

2. Description/DesignProvide a clear description of the following:

  • For policy or advocacy proposals, the issue, actions taken/proposed, stakeholders involved, and other relevant information. If applicable, data driven policy papers should include the data used and analytical procedures.
  • For practice, program, or project proposals, the program activities, intended recipients, program development (if applicable), and other relevant information.
  • For research proposals, the study design, participants, procedures, analysis, and other relevant information.

3. Outcomes/Findings: Provide a clear description of the following:
  • For policy or advocacy proposals, the outcomes of the advocacy effort or policy implementation/change. If applicable, data driven papers should describe the results of the analysis (or hypothesized results) and indicate if results are final, preliminary, or forthcoming.
  • For practice, program, or project proposals, the outcomes experienced by participants and other relevant stakeholders.
  • For research proposals, describe study results (or hypothesized results). Indicate if results are final, preliminary, or forthcoming.

4. Implications & Impact: Describe the potential impact of the outcomes/finding for the field and/or the lives of people with IDD. Identify implications for future research, policy, and/or practice within and/or across multiple contexts (e.g, across systems, cultures, countries). If applicable, convey any linkage to the conference theme (linkage to theme is for information and is not scored).