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Scholarships and Other Student and Early Career Opportunities at the AAIDD Annual Meeting


Several of AAIDD’s professional interest groups make scholarships available to students and early career professionals (SECPs) to offset the cost of their attendance at the AAIDD Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to our scholarships winners:

Direct Support Professionals Divisions

  • Trent Call, BS (Oklahoma State University)
    Title: Exploring Wellbeing among Caregivers: A Comparison of Paid Staff and Family Members in the Caregiving Roll 

Health and Wellness Action Network

  • Molly Sadowsky, MPH (Special Olympics)
    Title: Prevalence of Health Risk Indicators Among Special Olympic Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Look at Healthy Athletes Dat

International SIG

  • Nadia Abouzeid, PhD (University of Quebec in Montreal)
    Title: Current Challenges in the Assessment of Global Developmental Disorder or Intellectual Disabilities in Very Young Children

Mental Health Services SIG - Sponsored Two Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Block, MD (University of Michigan)
    Title: Missed Diagnosis of Autism in Child Psychiatric Inpatients
  • Samantha Fuld, MSW (New York University Silver School of Social Work)
    Title: Countering Stigma as an Essential Strategy for Promoting Mental Health in People with ID/DD: Implications for Direct Practice and Service Delivery

Research Division

  • Cristina Mumbardó-Adam (Ramon Llull University)
    Title: Differential Item Functioning of the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (Spanish Version) 

Student & Early Career Professional SIG - AAIDD Sponsored Two Scholarships

  • Kristina Rios, M.Ed. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    Title: Examining the Perspectives of Latino Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Toward Special Education Advocacy 
  • Jillian Caldwell (Oklahoma State University)
    Title: Predictors of Resilience in Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities following Deinstitutionalization 
Psychology Division - pending

Events of Particular Interest

  • SECP SIG Research Colloquium: Developing a Research Career Path
    Pre-conference session (additional fee required)
    Monday, June 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • New Attendee Orientation
    Tuesday, June 27, 8:00-8:30 am
  • Poster Presentations and Reception
    Tuesday, June 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • SECP Reception
    Tuesday, June 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Writiing for Publications Post Con
    Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm