2012 Anne Rudigier Award

December 11, 2012

Jody Pirtle with AUCD President Tony Antosh and President-Elect Julie Fodor
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.

Accepting Award