2011 Special Recognition Award
November 9, 2011
|Bill Gaventa (center) with AUCD President-Elect Tony Antosh and AUCD President Dan Crimmins|
The AUCD Special Recognition Award is presented to an Association member or group, or to an individual, group, or organization outside of the AUCD, to recognize outstanding contributions toward creating more inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
William C. Gaventa, Jr., MDiv
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
In Appreciation of Your Leadership, Advocacy, and Commitment to Children with Special Health Care Needs, their Families and Communities
"Bill's leadership has heightened awareness of the value of spirituality in the lives of people with disabilities and provided the tools for faith-based communities to welcome them. For more than thirty-five years Bill has worked tirelessly at a local, state, national, and international level to improve awareness of the importance of religion in the lives of individuals with disabilities."