Thursday, March 08, 2007

AAMR morphs to AAIDD

FYI.....note taken from NASP listserv.


Effective January 1, 2007 AAMR has officially become the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

The name change was approved by our members this last year, and we are currently working to develop a new look for the organization that matches the new name. With this change we join other similar organizations who have made the decision to move away from the term "mental retardation" (MR.) in the organization name, and to replace it with the term "Intellectual Disability" (ID).

Other associations that have made this change include the former President's Committee on Mental Retardation, now the Presidents Committee on Intellectual Disability, and the International Association for the scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).

In the coming weeks, you will see changes to our logo, our website, even our staff e-mail addresses. In the mean time, know that one thing has not changed: our mission. Our mission statement remains intact. In fact, our mission statement has used the term intellectual disability
for several years now.

So welcome to AAIDD!

Hank Bersani Jr., President AAIDD

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