According to the Constitution, any multidisciplinary academy representing a geographic region that is focused on childhood-onset disabilities and is comprised of twenty-five or more active members is eligible to apply for membership in the IAACD as a Member Academy.
Member Academies must meet the Standards for Membership:
- The academy shall respect human rights. There should be no form of discrimination in regard of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. Reference to this standard should be observed within academy by-laws or constitution, or in the letter of application.
- The academy shall be multi-professional in membership and leadership and shall welcome all professions that are engaged in working with patients with childhood onset disabilities.
- The academy shall be registered as a non-profit organization. The economy of the academy and its activity shall be transparent.
- Education and training shall be evidence-based.