2013 Distinguished Achievement Award

December 9, 2013

Bill Kiernan with AUCD President Julie Fodor
Bill Kiernan with AUCD President Julie Fodor

The Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the highest accolades presented by AUCD, and is given to individuals or organizations making distinguished contributions to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

William Kiernan, PhD
Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

For Your Lifetime of Leadership and Service
and Your Dedication to People with Disabilities and Their Families

"Over the past four decades, Dr. Kiernan has established himself as one of the pillars of disability research and policy in the United States. He has amassed a body of research and professional publications that has served to influence and guide professional practice, as well as disability policy, with a specific focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities. His work has been enormously important to the AUCD network and has greatly contributed to thousands of individuals having opportunities, supports and encouragement to become fully included members in their communities. His work is truly distinguished."