Each year, AAIDD honors a select number of individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. A call for nominations is made each fall, and awards are presented at the Association's annual meeting.
Awards were presented at the 140th Annual Meeting of AAIDD
in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2016 awards for which outstanding contributions or special achievement were recognized are:
Sofia Santos, PhD, Universidade de Lisboa, International Award
John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien, Responsive System Associates, Leadership Award
Michael G. Aman, PhD, The Ohio State University, Research Award
Margaret Mehling, MA, The Ohio State University, Student Award
Karrie A. Shogren, PhD, University of Kansas, Early Career Award
Real Communities Initiative, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Full Community Inclusion Award
Gilbert S. Macvaugh, III, PsyD, Independent practice, Special Award
Welcome Change Productions, Media Award
Michael Wehmeyer, PhD, University of Kansas, Presidential Award
2016 Awards Program