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AAIDD Awardees


The 2017 awards recipients were recognized for outstanding contributions or special achievements at the AAIDD 141st Annual Meeting in Hartford, CT from June 26-29, 2017.


Leadership Award
Katie Arnold, MS

Education Award
Susan R. Copeland, PhD, FAAIDD

Student Award
Maria Mello, MEd

Early Career Award
Patricia Navas Machado, PhD

Full Community Inclusion Award
TRIAD Program, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Dybwad Humanitarian Award
Cathy Ficker Terrill, MS, FAAIDD

Hervey B. Wilbur Award for Historic Preservation
Jerry Smith, MBA

Media Award
Chris Serres

Presidential Award 
Paul D. Aitken 

Presidential Award 
Maria A. Alfaro 




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