Roger Stancliffe receives AAIDD Research Award
24 June 2011
Associate Professor Roger Stancliffe has been awarded the prestigious American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Research Award at the 135th Annual Meeting held in St Paul, Minnesota earlier this month. In the 40-year history of the AAIDD Research Award, Roger is the first person from the southern hemisphere to be recognised and joins a distinguished list of winners including 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).
Roger was honored for his career-long commitment to improving the wellbeing of people with intellectual disability and the quality of the services they use, and in particular for his research achievements focused on deinstitutionalization, community living, self-determination and choice.