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AAIDD Announces Its 2017 Fellows

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 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:

Alexandra Bonardi, MS, MHA, Human Services Research Institute (Cambridge, MA)

Linda Draayers, Options for Community Growth, Inc. (Hubertus, WI)

Sarah Hall, PhD, Ashland University (Columbus, OH)

Amie Lulinski, PhD, The Arc of the United States (Washington, DC)

Thomas Pat Landry, Gulf Coast Social Services (Baton Rouge, LA)

Christopher Nadelbach, MA, Developmental Disabilities Consulting Services, Inc. (Kew Gardens, NY)

Holly Riddle, JD, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (Raleigh, NC)

Amy Rosenstein, PhD, Eastern Illinois University (Urbana, IL)

Lori Sedlezky, MSW, ao Strategies (Bethesda, MD)

Sheryl White-Scott, MD, NYSOPWDD (New York, NY)

Dan D. Zhang, PhD, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

The formal ceremony of preferment to Fellow will be held at AAIDD’s 141th Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut from June 26-29, 2017.

Founded in1876, 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


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