Book Title: User's Guide (to Accompany the 11th edition of Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Support)
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Author: AAIDD User's Guide Work Group
This practical new Guide on the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conduction retroactive diagnoses. Policy makes and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes and how the 2010 system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supports-based approach.
Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.
AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Positive behavior support
-Quality of life