Become an AADISAO Member

At AADISAO, our members and the causes they support are the reasons why we exist. All of AADISAO members have access to the many benefits that we offer. From invitations to professional development events in the US, research collaboration, funding opportunities for small and large grants, to on-site training and technical assistance in intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health needs. We offer access to a full suite of online trainings and webinars, including quarterly seminars. AADISAO has professional and sisterly relationships with disability leaders around the world, including thought leaders, researchers, and motivational speakers. We have access to over 50 US national disability organizations, including NADD, ARC, CQL, AUCD, ANCOR, NADSP, NASDDDS, TASH, SAMSHA, AAIDD, ICI at the University of Minnesota, etc.

We currently offer the following membership categories.

Membership Fee Structure


  • Free

Family/Self Advocate

  • Free


  • Free

Organizational/Agency Membership:

  •  $100: Agencies with budgets from $0 – $50,000 (Renewal $75)
  • $200: Agencies with budgets over $50,000 (Renewal $150)

International Associate Memberhip

    1. Individuals – $200 (Renewal $150)
    2. Organizations, Agencies, Foundations, etc. $300 (Renewal $250)



Our Mission Statement

AADISAO’s mission is to promote inclusive disability policies and practices, support collaborations and partnerships while advancing education, interdisciplinary training, leadership, and sound research on disability issues in Africa. [ About Us ]