2008 Special Appreciation Award

November 10, 2008

Patricia A. Morrissey Recieves Special Appreciation Award from AUCD

Pat Morrissey
Pat Morrissey with Award

Patricia A. Morrissey, PhD, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities received a Special Appreciaion Award today at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Meeting and Conference.

The award was presented by AUCD in appreciaion of all her efforts on behalf of persons with disabilities, their families, and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

In presenting the award, Lucille A. Zeph, EdD, Director of the Center for Inclusion & Disability Studies (ME-UCEDD), highlighted Dr. Morrissey's contributions to improve service systems for people with developmental disabilities through the administration of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402).


Established in 1971, AUCD is a membership organization comprised of three national networks of interdisciplinary, university-based Centers dedicated to research, education, leadership training, policy development, and direct service for people with disabilities.