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AAIDD Awardees

The 2021 awards recipients recognized for outstanding contributions or special achievements are:


Early Career Award            
Angela John Thurman, PhD, University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

Education Award        
LaRon A. Scott, EdD, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Hervey B. Wilbur Historic Preservation Award
Margaret “Peg” Gould, MEd, The Visions Center for Creative Management (New York, NY)

International award                
Richard Hastings, PhD, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK)

Leadership Award
Marian Frattarola-Saulino, MSW, Values Into Action PA & NJ (Media, PA)

Media Award
Chris Ulmer, Special Books by Special Kids, (Neptune Beach, FL)

Policy Award
Alison Barkoff, JD, Center for Public Representation (Washington, DC)

Research Award
Colleen Thoma, PhD, FAAIDD, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)    

Service to the Association
Evan E. Dean, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)    
Service to the Field
John Agosta, PhD, Human Services Research Institute (Tualatin, OR)

Student Award
Kristin Dell’Armo, MA, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)   



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