September 29, 2021 [Silver Spring, MD]
EP Magazine, formerly called Exceptional Parent, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing an award-winning forum for disability community by honoring 50 living Advocate Heroes and showcasing their extraordinary work and achievements. The honorees, selected by its Editors, its Editorial Advisory Board, and a group of peers in the disability field, are to be featured in several commemorative issues of EP Magazine in 2021.
In describing this honor, EP Magazine notes that
While it's safe to say that every parent of a child with complex disabilities is indeed an advocate, many of them have also distinguished themselves in advocating in a larger arena. Many of our showcased Advocate Heroes started out as parents, exceptional parents for sure. They combined their efforts in becoming teachers, therapists, counselors, lawyers, healthcare providers, researchers, and activists, this special brand of advocates—along with all the others we honor—will always have a unique place in the disability movement, not only for what they have done, but also for those they have inspired.
A number of AAIDD members are among those selected for this honor and featured in the following issues of EP Magazine:
June 2021: Steve Eidelman, MSW, MBA, FAAIDD
July 2021: David Ervin, MA, FAAIDD; Matt Janicki, PhD; Margaret Nygren, EdD, FAAIDD; Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNLD, FAAIDD, FGSA; and Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, DABSCD
August 2021: Isobel Hodge, Sharon Lewis, and Sheryl White-Scott, MD, FAAIDD
September 2021: Marty Ford, JD; Susan Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD; Tamar Heller, PhD; Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD; Susan Parish, PhD, FAAIDD; Cathy Ficker Terrill, MS, FAAIDD, and Jim Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD
This list will be updated as new issues of the magazine are published.