The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities names Dr. Dalun Zhang as a 2017 Fellow (TX UCEDD)

February 3, 2017

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has announced that Dr. Dalun Zhang has been identified to receive the designation of Fellow of the Association (FAAIDD). Founded in1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional association concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD advocates for the equality, dignity, and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for their full inclusion and participation in society.

This distinction is a high honor and is presented after review and consideration by a committee of leaders in the Association. Individuals may be nominated for Fellow after they have had at least seven years of continuous membership in AAIDD, participation in the professional and business affairs of the Association, and are judged to have made a meritorious contribution to the field of intellectual disability.

Dr. Zhang is the director at the Center on Disability and Development and a professor in Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The formal ceremony of preferment to Fellow will be held at AAIDD's 141th Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut from June 26-29, 2017.

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