Award Winners

Each year the Board of Directors for the AAIDD Texas Chapter recognizes individuals for their dedication and work in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Awards are given in the following categories:

President's Award - Awarded for significant contributions on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Helen G. Fitzsimmons Leadership Award - Awarded for outstanding leadership in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Knowledge Award for Excellence in Education or Research- Awarded for significant contributions to the dissemination of knowledge in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities through education and/or research.

Support Award for Excellence in the Provision of Direct Supports- Awarded for exceptional work in the delivery or coordination of high quality direct services and supports in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Empowerment Award for Excellence in Promotion of Self-Advocacy - Awarded to self-advocates and/or the professionals who support self-advocates for courage and dedication resulting in outstanding contributions to the self-advocacy movement.

Student Award for Excellence in Knowledge, Support or Empowerment - Awarded to college students who have shown significant potential for making outstanding contributions in the areas of knowledge, support, or empowerment.

Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients

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2012 President's Award

Sheryl Baker

(Debbie Youngblood Accepting)

2012 Helen G. FitzSimmons

Leadership Award

David Southern

2012 Knowledge Award for Excellence

in Education or Research

Marie Quintero, Ph.D.

2012 Support Award for Excellence

in the Provision of Direct Supports

Kysha Martin

2012 Empowerment Award for

Excellence in Promotion of Self-Advocacy

Myriam Arguello

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Student Award for Excellence in Knowledge, Support or Empowerment

Amanda Hollis