2012 Anne Rudigier Award
December 11, 2012
|Jody Pirtle with AUCD President Tony Antosh and President-Elect Julie Fodor|
Presented by the Rudigier Family to commemorate the accomplishments and commitment of their daughter Anne, this award recognizes an outstanding student demonstrating a commitment to supporting people with developmental and other disabilities and their families.
Jody Pirtle, MEd
University of Arizona LEND
and Sonoran UCEDD
In Recognition of Your Commitment, Leadership, and Potential
Jody was last year's AUCD Virtual Trainee and serves as the AUCD Board of Director's current trainee representative. She is an incredibly talented and highly motivated individual who strives to make a difference in the home, community, educational, and work life of individuals with disabilities at the local, state and national levels. Jody has been instrumental in ensuring inclusive programs and supports for children with disabilities and their families in several Arizona communities as well as assisting in the planning and implementation of the successful Border Conference on Disabilities. As the AUCD virtual trainee, she built and enhanced a strong trainee network using social media, websites, webinars, email and newsletters as well as attended many meetings to collaborate with the network to strengthen the trainee presence. Jody is an untiring advocate for individuals with disabilities and her leadership and professionalism are admired and emulated.