I am honored and humbled to stand before you as the incoming president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. I must tell you how much I value the AAIDD community. I feel that AAIDD is my professional home. Over the years of coming to the conference and getting involved in the association, I have come to know admired colleagues and, though I always look forward to the scientific content presented at the meetings, this conference is my favorite time of year because I can reconnect with friends, many of whom I only see here. I encourage you to get involved in this organization. AAIDD offers great opportunities to pursue interest networks and regional connections and leadership roles in the field of intellectual and developmental disability.

I am excited to talk with you today about a topic that is central to the lives of people with...

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