January 3, 2018 (Washington, DC)
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is pleased to announce and congratulate the individuals who have been selected to receive awards of the Association in 2018.
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 2018 awards recognizing outstanding contributions or special achievement are:
Early Career Award Amy Weitlauf, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Education Award David R. Johnson, PhD, University of Minnesota
International Award Giulia Balboni, PhD, University of Perugia
Leadership Award Mary Kay Rizzolo, PhD, The Council on Quality and Leadership
Policy Award Marty Ford, JD, The Arc of the US
Research Award Ann P. Kaiser, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Service to the Association Award Sharon Gomez, Evergreen Life Services
Service to the Field Award Leslie Walker-Hirsch, MEd, Moonstone
Student Award Jennifer Bumble, MEd, Vanderbilt University
The awards ceremony will be held during AAIDD’s 142nd Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from June 25-28, 2018.
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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