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AAIDD Announces Its 2023 Fellows

Ceremony to take place during the 147th AAIDD Annual Meeting in June 2023.


January 9, 2023 (Silver Spring, MD)

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is pleased to announce and congratulate the following individuals who have been identified to receive the designation of Fellow of the Association (FAAIDD).

This distinction is a high honor and is presented after review and consideration by a committee of leaders in the Association. Individuals may be nominated for Fellow after they have had at least seven years of continuous membership in the AAIDD, participation in the professional and business affairs of the Association, and are judged to have made a meritorious contribution to the field of intellectual disability.

The newest Fellows of AAIDD are:

Marty Ford, JD, The Arc of the United States (Washington, DC)
Karyn Harvey, PhD,
The Park Avenue Group (Lutherville, MD)
Guðný Stefánsdóttir, MA,
Counseling and Diagnostic Center (Hafnarfjörður, Iceland)
Lieke van Heumen, PhD,
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Mian Wang, PhD,
University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

The newest Fellows will be honored at the 147th AAIDD Annual Meeting to be held June 5-7, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more about the organization at

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