Thank you for considering becoming a member of one of the largest grass roots movements in the world protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By joining our network of more than 140,000 members and more than 730 affiliated chapters across the country, you can become part of the largest grass roots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet their needs in every community in our nation. A growing membership also connects you to others who share your beliefs and your struggles whether you are a family member, a self-advocate (an individual with an intellectual or developmental disorder), or an activist that shares our passion to assure that children and adults with disabilities have every opportunity to experience the security of their family, while living and learning with their peers.

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