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AAIDD honors three Kennedy Center investigators

Jan. 25, 2018, 9:30 AM


The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) announced its 2018 award recipients, which include three people affiliated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

Ann Kaiser, PhD, Susan Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, professor of Special Education and Psychology, and a VKC investigator, will receive the 2018 AAIDD Research Award, which recognizes formulations and investigations that have contributed significantly to the body of scientific knowledge in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Amy Weitlauf, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and a VKC investigator, will receive the 2018 AAIDD Early Career Award, which recognizes the contributions to the field made by individuals in the early stages of their career.

Jennifer Bumble, MEd, will receive the 2018 AAIDD Student Award, which recognizes student contributions in service, leadership or scholarship to the field.

The awards ceremony will be held during the AAIDD’s 142nd Annual Meeting in St. Louis June 25-28.

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.

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