Dr. Daniel Crimmins, professor of public health and director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at Georgia State University School of Public Health, was a selected by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to receive the coveted 2019 George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award.
This George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) or Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) executive, faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a distinguished career of excellence and leadership in support of AUCD’s mission to advance policy and practice for and with people living with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities. Candidates are selected based on accomplishments in research, education and service.
In his role as director, which is assumed in 2008, Dr. Crimmins oversees a range of academic, training, technical assistance, research, and model service programs that contribute to the independence, inclusion, and productivity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. He is also the director of the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) program at Georgia State University.
The annual AUCD Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions. The George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award was renamed after one of AUCD’s distinguished past-executive directors, Dr. George S. Jesien, on his retirement in 2013.
Learn more about Dr. Daniel Crimmins.
Learn more about the Annual Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Awards.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 27