Membership for 2018
Dear IASSIDD Colleague,
We are at the beginning of a new year and that means it is time for you to join or renew your membership in IASSIDD! Go to IASSIDD.org and click on the blue Renew Membership icon.
IASSIDD’s mission is 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. Since its inception in the early 1960s, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IASSIDD) has played an important role in advancing the scientific study of intellectual disability. Through its regular world and regional congresses, and its NGO status with the World Health Organization, IASSIDD has served as a forum for bringing together scientists and professionals working the multiple fields of interest related to intellectual disabilities. The challenges facing the association include reaching out to developing countries and involving more researchers from the non-English speaking world. In 2018 the IASSIDD-executive will work to develop and implement a strategy to increase IASSIDD’s presence at social media platforms and to try new ways to increase communication between members to complement the face to face meetings at conferences that is the core of IASSIDD. It is our conviction that social media will be key to increased and efficient networking and accessibility to the scientific community for people from all around the world.
We want IASSIDD to be inclusive and as many people around the world as possible to know about and join the IASSIDD community to fulfill IASSIDD’s mission. New for 2018 is that IASSIDD invite interested self-advocates to become members and to introduce a free IASSIDD-D (digital) membership. This membership is available to people who like, follow and share IASSIDD on social media but do not give access to reduced rates to conferences.
So, please renew your membership if you are already a member, or consider joining IASSIDD as a new member!Please also help us spread the word by inviting other people to join IASSIDD by forwarding this email, following and liking IASSIDD on Facebook or Twitter!
IASSIDD has a lot going on in 2018 and we hope that you will be a part of it!
Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and IASSIDD.org to learn more, and don’t forget to submit your abstract and register for the 5th IASSIDD European congress in Athens July 17-21
We wish you all the best for a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe New Year 2018.
Philip Davidson President & Malin Broberg Secretary