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The Forum - News from AAIDD Texas ChapterJune, 2016
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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 




 
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President's Message

Connie Cisneros, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

AAIDD Texas Chapter President
This year's convention is around the corner.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to network with others in our service delivery system.  The conference will be held in San Antonio on July 19th through the 22nd. I would like to acknowledge the convention planning committee led by committee chair Ollie Seay ... >>Read More
Convention Report

Ollie Seay, Ph.D., Texas State University

AAIDD Texas Chapter Convention Committee Chair

Are you ready to join us in "Taking a Stand for Independence" in San Antonio this summer?  We will return to the home of the Alamo as we host our 41st Annual Convention at the Westin Riverwalk July 19-22.  The Convention Committee has been hard at work putting together a memorable convention that is sure to have something for everyone whether you are a consumer, a family member, a direct care provider, an administrator, or a professional.  This is the convention for you!... >>Read More




KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rolling Out Possibilities for 
People with Disabilities
Archer Hadley


Archer Hadley is an enthusiastic 20 year old born with cerebral palsy. He is an accomplished UT student, Eagle Scout, role model and mentor to others with special needs. Archer has never shied away from the challenges he faces, but instead endeavors to face them and solve them.  He strives for what he can accomplish next. Archer is an avid public speaker and an inspiration to all who hear him.  He shares the story of his life willingly including the struggles, successes, adventures, and exceptional experiences. >>Read More



Membership Report

Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Ph.D.

AAIDD Texas Chapter Membership Chair
With the upcoming AAIDD-TX convention this is an ideal time to join the organization.  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.  There will be many presentations at the convention that reflect state of the art practices and the most current information in the field.  The stat chapter is also developing smaller, regional trainings around Texas.
 
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