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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Assoc Prof Roger Stancliffe receives AAIDD Research Award

Roger Stancliffe is Associate Professor, Disability Studies, at the University of Sydney’s faculty of Health Sciences. Assoc Prof Stancliffe, and his work, particularly on community living and active support is well known to families of people with Down syndrome in NSW.  We congratulate him on his recent award in recognition of that work:

On June 7th, at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 135th Annual Meeting in St Paul Minnesota,  Roger Stancliffe, was honoured as the recipient of the AAIDD Research Award. AAIDD President, Professor Michael Wehmeyer presented the award, with a citation that read:

Research Award.
Presented to Roger J. Stancliffe PhD FAAIDD.
In recognition of your Exceptional Accomplishments.

In the 40-year history of the AAIDD Research Award, Assoc Prof Stancliffe is the first person from the southern hemisphere to be so recognised. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Sir Michael Rutter (UK), Jack Tizard (UK), Donald Baer (USA), David Braddock (USA), Ann and Alan Clark (UK), Lionel Penrose (UK) and Robert Edgerton (USA).

Source:  Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

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