Ceremony to take place at 141st AAIDD Annual Conference in June 2017
January 3, 2017 (Washington, DC)
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is pleased to announce and congratulate the individuals and organizations who have been selected to receive awards of the Association in 2017.
Each year, AAIDD honors selected individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the field. A call for award nominations is issued in the fall of each year and awards are presented at the annual meeting of the Association. The 2017 awards recognizing outstanding contributions or special achievement are:
Dybwad Humanitarian Award Cathy Ficker Terrill, CQL/Council on Quality Leadership
Early Career Award Patricia Navas, PhD, University of Salamanca
Education Award Susan Copeland, PhD, University of New Mexico
Full Community Inclusion Award Community Engagement Program, TRIAD (Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders), Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Hervey B. Wilbur Historic Preservation Award Jerry Smith, MBA, University of Minnesota
Leadership Award Katie Arnold, MS, Sibling Leadership Network
Media Award Chris Serres, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Special Award Trillium Health Resources’ “Play Together” Initiative
Student Award Maria Paula Mello, MEd, Vanderbilt University
The awards ceremony will be held during AAIDD’s 141th Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut from June 26-29, 2017.
Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD advocates for the equality, dignity, and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for their full inclusion and participation in society. Learn more about the organization at http://www.aaidd.org
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