Learning is something that takes place daily by interacting with other people and the world around us.  This is why IASSIDD has updated the traditional conference model for 2022 by offering a YEAR’S worth of learning.

Each month during the whole of 2022, IASSIDD’s VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SERIES will feature either a full-day or half-day session.

This series of virtual events will cover a wide range of topics and will also provide an amazing opportunity to connect and network with other people in the intellectual disability sector.

Registration gives access to ALL 13 virtual sessions – 15 topics – and to the recording of the sessions.

Full conference credit and a Certificate of Attendance will be issued for each registration.

Registration Fees (access to ALL sessions):

* Some events will be repeated for Europe/Africa and Asia/Australia time zones.


Jan 24, 25, 26, 30 – Parenting with IDD: What to do with what we know

Feb 23 – Ethics is everyone’s business

Mar 3 – The power of families of persons with profound and & multiple disabilities

Apr 21 – Autism Spectrum Disorder in underserved populations

May 20 – People with Intellectual disabilities aging successfully across the globe

Jun 15 – Progress in accessing online education and training

Jul 7 – Trauma based interventions:  Sexuality and relationships

Aug 4 – Uses and misuses of medications; Treatment and mortality during COVID-19

Sep 15 – Health inequities during COVID-19 and beyond

Sep 29 – 30 – International developments in supported decision making

Oct 19 – Down syndrome around the world

Nov 16 – Quality Support for Quality of Life in a changing world

Dec 18 – Behavioral and mental health and  the criminal justice system.


IASSIDD is calling for proposals to present at its 12-month 2022 Virtual International Conference Series. The full program and dates are listed on the proposal document.

To submit a proposal, DOWNLOAD THE FORM, save the file, and forward it to: iassiddvirtualconference2022@gmail.com

  • For more than one proposal, please complete and submit separate forms.
  • Please note that all presenters will be required to register for the conference series at iassidd.org/conference2022/
  • Register throughout the year, but to take advantage of all events, register by Jan 15, 2022

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual disability.

Founded in 1964 as the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, IASSIDD is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organization which promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities.


Please contact the IASSIDD international office for questions about joining IASSIDD, renewing your membership or general questions.
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