Name: Tamar Heller, PhD Chicago, IL
Member since: 1979
Work: Professor/Head Department of Disability and Human Development; Director of the Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Why AAIDD: This has been a pivotal organization in my career starting with when I was a graduate student and presented my dissertation research and was honored by meeting the great researchers of the day in intellectual disabilities
Why Intellectual Disability: This has been my passion since working in schools and vocational programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. I also have a sister with intellectual disabilities.
AAIDD Leadership: Board Member at Large of AAIDD, Chair of Gerontology Special Interest Group, Consulting Editor on both journals