January 30, 2013 (Washington, DC)
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is pleased to announce and congratulate 15 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:
Giulia Balboni, PhD, University of Pisa
Vincent M. Chesney, MS, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Selinsgrove Center
Melissa DiSipio, MS, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
David Ferleger, JD, Law Office of David Ferleger
Climent Giné Giné, PhD, Ramon Llull University
David T. Helm, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Carolyn Hughes, PhD, Queens College, City University of New York
James Lemanowicz, Temple University
Barbara A. Mazzella, MS, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Katherine McDonald, PhD, Syracuse University
Joseph P. O’Grady Jr., MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Edward A. Polloway, PhD, Lynchburg College
Maria Quintero-Conk, PhD, MHMRA of Harris County
J. David Smith, EdD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Emeritus)
Miguel Ángel Verdugo Alonso, PhD, University of Salamanca
The formal ceremony of preferment to Fellow will be held at AAIDD’s 137th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from June 3–6, 2013.
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.