This change in terminology was reflected in the changing of organizational names, from the American Association on Mental Retardation to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, or AAIDD
(Schalock et al.
With material on the relationship between the AAIDD
System and other diagnostic systems, the links between IDEA and the AAIDD
supports-based system, and applying the AAIDD
Definition System within special education systems, the manual will be useful as a reference for school psychologists and other special education professionals and students, as well as physicians and service providers.
Frequently asked questions on intellectual disability and the AAIDD
AAIDD members consist of faculty members, researchers, and service professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities in settings such as group homes, institutions, schools, hospitals, private clinics, colleges, and university centers.
The name of the AAIDD has been an ongoing source of contention in the disability community.
The Supports Intensity Scale was developed by some of the best scholars and practitioners in the fields of assessment and measurement," explains Steve Eidelman, the President of the AAIDD and a former Executive Director of both The Arc of the United States and the Joseph P.
AAIDD is in discussion with other states about adoption of SIS.
Since 1876, the AAIDD has been one of the leading organizations
19) For these reasons, the AAIDD was one of the primary
The Social Security Administration is to be commended for taking steps to assure that the applications for determination of disability are evaluated in a manner consistent with current research and public opinion," says Margaret Nygren, EdD, Executive Director and CEO of AAIDD.
The AAIDD System is based on an advanced view of disability that providing proper supports will enhance the functioning of a person with an intellectual disability.
Both the AAIDD
and APA definitions have three basic components: