The Joint Position Statement on Education adopted by AAIDD and The Arc in 2018 is a comprehensive listing of elements of quality inclusion needed to support students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to access the general curriculum with their same-age peers. This article outlines the process by which position statements are written and adopted. Each article in this special issue proposed by the AAIDD's Education Interest Network is introduced.

AAIDD position statements provide important information and guidance for the membership of the Association, professionals in diverse fields who work on or write about disability-related issues, and the general public regarding critical issues, practices, and policies. Many position statements are joint statements created within a consensus-building approach, such as the position on education, a statement approved by AAIDD and The Arc in 2018 (AAIDD, 2018). Each year, The Arc and AAIDD review existing position statements to...

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