Our Mission is to provide practical information to people with developmental disabilities and their support network.
AAIDD-LA 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference
September 20 – 22 in Alexandria, LA
LDH Updates from Dr. Rebekah Gee
OCDD Updates from Mark Thomas
James R. Thompson
Finding Your People, Resolving Your Purpose, & Igniting Your Passion
Dynamic breakout sessions covering Autism, Bullying, Staff Burn-out, COPD/Asthma, Dementia, Person Centered Planning, Communication, Adapted Sports, Self-Advocacy, HCBS Settings Rule, Fair Labor Standards, OCDD Programmatic Unit, and many more!
Pat Landry - President
Hilda Trahan - Past President
Sylvia Melancon - President-Elect
Keely Puma - Vice President of Conference
Doug Ryland - Treasurer
Shannon Noda - Secretary
Sonia Mota - Vice President of Marketing
Lynda Thiels - Vice President of Training
David Vangossen - Vice President of Membership
Joyce Louden - Member at large
Judy Collins - Member at large
Kristin Evans - Board Coordinator
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We have several chairs on the board that are coming up for election. You do not have to be a member to nominate someone but you must be a member to be nominated. Visit the board nomination page for details.
We are accepting nomination for Awards for the 2017 year. Please visit the Award nomination page for details.
We will be putting on a great 2017 conference this year so please invite people that may enjoy what we have to offer and do not forget to register yourself!
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