Membership is open to persons with an interest in any aspect of research or application related to persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities:

  • researchers in the psychological, educational, social sciences and medical fields;
  • teachers, therapists, professionals in schools and services for persons with profound multiple disabilities;
  • family members or other significant persons in the lifes of persons with profound multiple disabilities;
  • representatives of voluntary (not-for-profit) or service organizations.


For information on joining the SIRG/PIMD, contact the SIRG Secretary,

Bea Maes at

or write to

Bea Maes
Centre of Disability, Special Needs Education and Child Care
University of Leuven
Vesaliusstraat 2, B-3000 Leuven