Steve Warren, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award (Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute: KS UCEDD/LEND/IDDRC)

March 21, 2008

Steve Warren

Former Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies Director Steve Warren will receive a major national award this spring for his contributions to research in developmental disabilities. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will present Warren with the AAIDD 2008 Research Award at the 132nd AAIDD Annual Meeting May 27-28 in Washington, D.C. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary professional organization in the United States devoted to mental retardation and related disabilities.

Warren has a long and distinguished career as a professional and researcher. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and is internationally known as an expert in atypical language development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the current President of its Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division, and a past president of AAIDD.

The award nomination lauded Warren's significant contributions to the field for their quality, thoroughness and significance. His own research productivity merits recognition in and of itself, but in addition, he supports colleagues as a Center Director, promotes interest in our field nationally, and mentors individuals who will carry on future research relevant to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The award will be presented May 28 at the first plenary session of the conference.