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AAIDD Announces Its 2020 Fellows

Ceremony to take place at 144th AAIDD Annual Conference in June 2020

January 7, 2020 (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 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 are:

A. Anthony Antosh, EdD, Rhode Island College (Providence, RI)

Meghan M. Burke, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Claudia Claes, PhD, University College Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)

Tina M. Campanella, MA, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities (Washington, DC)

Caroline Coffield, PhD, Robert Woods Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ)

Joyce S. Louden, PhD, State of Louisiana Department of Health, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (Brusly, LA)

Cynthia N. Potter, DPT, Merakey/Allegheny Valley School (Wexford,PA)

Lynne T. Tomasa, PhD, MSW, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Susan Yuan, PhD, University of Vermont (emeritus) (Jericho, VT)

The formal ceremony of preferment to Fellow will be held at AAIDD’s 144th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from June 1-4, 2020.

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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