June 20, 2012, Charlotte, NC:
Megan Griffin, MEd, received the 2012 Student Award today at the 136th annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
The AAIDD Student Award is given for service, leadership, and scholarship. Awardees must be nominated by at least two faculty members and submit documented evidence of service, leadership, and scholarship.
Ms. Griffin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a trainee with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has been involved with the development of inclusive postsecondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ms. Griffin recently was named a Think College Emerging Scholar by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and recently accepted a faculty position in special education at the University of New Mexico.
Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional society concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities.