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Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

Why Join ASID?

There are many benefits for members of ASID, including:

  • Membership of a strong and active association comprising people working or studying in the area of intellectual disability, people with an intellectual disability and their families or carers.
  • Membership of a regional association which meets on a regular basis to pursue issues of local, national or international relevance.
  • Annual conferences hosted by each regional association featuring keynote addresses from leading international speakers.
  • Locally organised regional conferences, seminars, workshops and social gatherings.
  • Opportunities to hear touring international and national experts sponsored by the Society.
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with people having similar interests in other parts of your region and the country.
  • Opportunity, through a united society, to influence developments in the area of intellectual disability.
  • Quarterly issues of the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability which has an international readership and contributorship.
  • Quarterly issues of the society's magazine, Intellectual Disability Australasia, which includes articles of general interest and contributions from regional associations .
  • Opportunity to join various networks within ASID which pursue areas of special interest.
  • Access to a new journal, Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which will be issued twice per year.