Professor Vianne Timmons
The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 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. IASSIDD has official relations with the World Health Organization
A world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live fulfilling and healthy lives, as valued members of their communities, and where they experience the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as articulated in United Nations conventions.
To promote the development of new knowledge, research and other scholarly activities, as well as the application of knowledge, to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and those who support them.
IASSIDD sponsors regular World and Regional Conferences.
Privileges of membership include reduced rates at IASSIDD events, participation in up to five Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs), free subscription to the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities and reduced-rate subscription to the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. MEMBERSHIP RATES
The views expressed by individual and organizational members do not necessarily represent the views of IASSIDD.