President’s Welcome

On behalf of the Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine (AADDM) Executive Committee, I would like to welcome you to our recently updated website. We have undertaken this significant project so we can better support our members as well as other medical and other health professionals who are interested in improving the health of people with intellectual or developmental disability (ID).

AADDM is an organisation of medical practitioners who specialise or have an interest in improving the health and function of the over 500,000 Australian children, adolescents and adults with ID. AADDM aims to improve the health of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disability through professional development and advocacy. AADDM has been and continues to be a major contributor to government policy with a remarkable history of successful advocacy leading to widespread changes in healthcare delivery throughout Australia.

The strength of our organisation comes from our diversity of medical professional backgrounds, deep commitment to improving the health of people and extensive connections with other professional groups. With our membership now extended to other health professionals, we anticipate being able to respond to a broader base of health needs and issues. We encourage you to look inside our website, use the resources we have made available and consider joining our association to enjoy the professional support we offer each other and to contribute to improving the health of people of all ages with ID.

Jacqueline Small
President, AADDM