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Elaine C. Brown, PhD, FAAIDD
Chief Psychologist, State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division/Developmental Services
Member since 2001
Why did you join AAIDD?
I first joined AAIDD as a student member while completing my Doctorate Program through The Ohio State University, Nisonger Center. AAIDD allowed me to connect with diverse professionals and students with whom I would share long standing connections and friendships.
Why did you choose the field of intellectual disability?
While studying psychology, I became interested in development, learning, and diversity. This interest was also accompanied by my personal experiences having four siblings who have Down Syndrome. I am so grateful to have had such amazing familial, educational, and vocational opportunities that have allowed me to pursue a career in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD has served as my professional home and it has been such a privilege to work with colleagues, families, and friends who share a commitment to promoting dignity and quality of life.
Recent awards, accolades, appointments, and other honors
UMN Institute on Community Integration and NADSP Survey
The UMN Institute on Community Integration and NADSP are conducting a 12-month DSP follow-up survey to their DSP Workforce COVID-19 Study.
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