2011 Distinguished Achievement Award
November 9, 2011
The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to individuals or organizations making distinguished lifetime contributions to people with developmental disabilities and their families through research, education, and service.
K. Charlie Lakin, PhD
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Formerly of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
For Your Leadership and Service and Your Dedication to People with Disabilities and Their Families
"Dr. Lakin certainly has made distinguished lifetime contributions to people with developmental disabilities and their families through research, education, service and scholarly achievements. Dr. Lakin has more than 40 years of experience in services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a teacher, researcher, consultant and advocate. He is well-known for a collaborative approach to his work and has worked in partnership with many organizations including ANCOR, AUCD, NASDDDS, PCPIDD, UCP, AAIDD, HSRI and many others. His humble nature and willingness to give others credit for their work have made him an effective and distinguished researcher, teacher, and advocate."