Given to someone who is beginning their career and showing promise as a researcher. Individuals who finished their doctoral work less than 5 years ago are eligible. These nominees must be contributing to research related to students with autism, intellectual disability, and other developmental disabilities in a significant way.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that may cause social, communication, or behavioral challenges.
The degree to which students with ASD experience any of these challenges varies, leading to the use of the term “spectrum.” The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. ASD does not necessarily affect a student’s thinking, learning, or problem-solving, or a student’s physical appearance.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1 in 54 children have been identified with ASD.
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Messiah University's Graduate Program in Education is designed to develop effective and compassionate educators who are ready to work with students, their families and other educational professionals. Our program is grounded in Christian faith and values, and we believe that all students deserve a quality education. Faculty are experienced educators and accomplished scholars who encourage and mentor students in their faith and career.
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This award honors individuals who embody DADD values and work to address and break down systemic inequities based on disability and other marginalized identities. The recipient will have a track record of promoting social justice through their actions, both personally and professionally, making a lasting impact on autistic students/students with autism, intellectual disability, and/or other developmental disabilities.
This award recognizes exceptional researchers in the area of education for students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities.
This award recognizes students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities who excel in one or more of the following areas: academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent activities, technology, and self-advocacy.
This award recognizes exceptional paraprofessionals working in some capacity with students who have autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities.