This conceptual methods article parallels remarks given at the 2022 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities conference highlighting the importance of including the voices of people with intellectual disability in research processes. The purpose of this article was to put forth a call to action to disability researchers to advance, expect, and model inclusive research practices and consider this action as a form of scholarly activism and allyship toward the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. This conceptual article is organized to engage existing inclusive research literature and offers a method of inclusive research team design with practical suggestions for consideration. Finally, implications for research policy are also presented.

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