2013 Special Recognition Award

December 9, 2013

Tawara Goode with AUCD President Julie Fodor
Tawara Goode with AUCD President Julie Fodor

The AUCD Special Recognition Award is presented to an Association member or group, or to an individual, group, or organization outside of AUCD, to recognize outstanding contributions toward creating more inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Tawara Goode, MA
Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University

In Recognition of Your Leadership, Advocacy,
and Commitment to Individuals with
Developmental Disabilities and their Families

"Ms. Goode has been an AUCD member for several decades and has worked tirelessly to support the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Her knowledge, skills, intellectual acumen, passion, compassion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to justice for individuals with developmental and other disabilities and their families from underserved communities has postured the AUCD Network well for the rapidly shifting demographics of the nation which will find these communities are the majority served by the DD and related systems."