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The Forum - News from AAIDD Texas ChapterNov, 2015
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See You in July!

AAIDD Texas Chapter's Annual Convention will be here before you know it!  Mark your calendar's for July 19-22, 2016 and join us in San Antonio, Texas for our 
41st Annual Convention 
Look for complete information on sessions, registration and awards coming in April.
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President's Message
Connie Cisneros, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
AAIDD Texas Chapter President
Wow, wasn't it just yesterday that we were celebrating our 40th anniversary.  As this new year is upon us, we move forward in looking for ways to provide the best possible services to individuals diagnosed with Intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Providers, professionals and advocates continue to focus on providing quality service for our IDD population, in spite of all the changes throughout the state ... >>Read More
Convention Report
Ollie Seay, Ph.D., Texas State University
AAIDD Texas Chapter Convention Committee Chair
Is there life after 40?  Absolutely!  And AAIDD Texas Chapter is ready to show it in our 41st Annual Convention to be held in historic San Antonio at the Westin Riverwalk, July 19th through the 22nd.   In keeping with the spirit of our host city and our organization, the theme for this year's meeting is, "Take a Stand for Independence."  Our Convention Planning Committee has been hard at work lining up speakers and sessions that will serve to inform, inspire, and... >>Read More

Call for Papers Due
THIS FRIDAY March 25, 2016

The AAIDD Texas Chapter 41st Annual Convention is scheduled for July 19-22, 2016 at the Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. We are planning a convention that will draw professionals, direct support staff, self-advocates and family members with an interest in all the issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a leader in your agency or organization, we urge you to support AAIDD Texas Chapter by preparing a presentation or encouraging your staff to submit papers and providing funds to enable them to attend the annual convention.

Click here for complete details and please share this Call for Papers with any appropriate staff.
Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY
Membership Report
Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Ph.D.
AAIDD Texas Chapter Membership Chair
Consider joining AAIDD-TX.  Why?  Membership in the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has numerous benefits for professionals and others working or interested in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Educational opportunities are the most obvious.  AAIDD's professional journals and books include the latest research, practice, and policy advances in the area. Members-only educational web forums ... >>Read More

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