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Each year, AAIDD honors a select number of individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. A call for nominations is made each fall, and awards are presented at the Association's annual meeting.

Awards Presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of AAIDD
in Pittsburgh, PA, June 2013


Dybwad Humanitarian Award: Geert Van Hove, PhD

Early Career Award: Zachary E. Warren, PhD

Education Award: Melanie H. Jonston, MA

Full Community Inclusion Award: Tangram

International Award: Jos van Loon, PhD

Leadership Award: Ann Cutler, MD

Media Award: Vectors of Autism

Research Award: Paul Yoder, PhD

Special Award: Barbara Roos Brennan

Student Award: Grace Francis, MA

Presidential Award: Robert L. Schalock, PhD


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