AUCD 2006 Annual Meeting Awards Recipients

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Washington, DC

View Photo Gallery of Awardees here

  • Distinguished Achievement Award: Presented posthumously to Jack Rubinstein, MD, University of Cincinnati. Accepting the award was Roz Parrish, Associate UCEDD and LEND Director at the University of Cincinnati. (view/save photo1)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Presented to Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Leadership in Advocacy Award: Presented to Steven Brown, PhD, Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. (view/save photo1)
  • Special Recognition Award: Presented to Jose Cordero MD, MPH, outgoing Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (view/save photo1)
  • Meritorious Service Award: Presented to Rita Holstein, MS, OTR, who retired this year from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Meritorious Service Award: Presented to Ann Cox, PhD, RN, who retired this year from Virginia's Partnership for People with Disabilities. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Young Professional Award: Presented to Mary Kay Rizzolo, PhD, Institute on Disability and Human Development UCEDD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Anne Rudigier Award: Presented to Sara Boyd, MA, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute UCEDD at the University of Kentucky. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity: Presented to Judy Struck, MA, Director of the Center for Disabilities UCEDD at the University of South Dakota. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Council on Community Advocacy Award: Presented to the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. Accepting the award for the Institute was its Director, David Mank, PhD. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • Gold Star Award honoring a Capital Hill staffer: Presented to Aaron Bishop, MSSW, from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. (view/save photo1, photo2)
  • President's Recognition Award: Presented to Lu Zeph, EdD, University of Maine UCEDD and outgoing President of AUCD's Board of Directors. (view/save photo1)
  • All present awardees (view/save photo1)


AUCD recognized outgoing Board Members for their service to the organization: (view/save photo1)

  • David R. Johnson, PhD, Institute on community Integration, University of Minnesota
  • Annie Alonso Amador, PsyD, Institute on Developmental Disabilities, University of Puerto Rico
  • Diane Lenz, MA, Arizona UCEDD, Northern Arizona University
  • Steven Sulkes, MD, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester
  • Kimberly Walker-Norton, Oregon Institute on Disability and Development, Oregon Health and Science University