NTG Membership is diverse and includes family members, nurses, health educators, physicians, allied health professionals, direct support staff, , social workers, academicians, policymakers, interested citizens and students.
Great Reasons to Be a Member
1. Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for adults with intellectual disabilities at risk of or who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
2. Annual Conference: The annual Conference provides quality education and networking for disability and aging network professionals and family members, and you receive a SIGNIFICANT discount by being a member. You can contribute to the content, help plan the Conference or attend to enhance your professional development.
3. Public Policy / Advocacy: You can contribute to the strong advocacy program centered on assuring that the voices of adults with intellectual disabilities are being heard at the national level. The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee prepares legislative updates/alerts, and keeps track of issues affecting aging adults with intellectual disabilities and dementia under consideration by Congress.
4. Free Informational Services: The NTG keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the NTG's web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to intellectual disabilities You remain informed about important news and research in a way that saves you time.
5. Networking: You have many opportunities to network with professionals in the field of intellectual disabilities and dementia, building your contacts, sharing ideas, best practices and solutions to enhance your current job, find opportunities for career enhancement, etc.
6. Discounts on Educational Offerings: You receive reduced registration fees at all NTG sponsored training and education events, including webinars and workshops.
7. Leadership Opportunities: You are provided opportunities to learn and practice leadership and meeting management skills that you may need for your resume, professional growth or self-promotion. Opportunities are available on the Board, committees and special projects.
8. Empowerment: You are part of a larger community. You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect your personal and professional communities and your quality of life.