Each year, the ASD SIG recognizes graduate students, early career researchers, outstanding mentors, and individuals who have made transformative contributions to research in ASD and developmental disabilities. Our most recent honorees are highlighted below. Congratulations to all of our awardees!

Student Award

This award is presented each year to a matriculated masters- or doctoral-level student based on current and potential future impact of the awardee to the ASDD field.

2019    Nicole Capriola-Hall and Reina Factor

Early Career Award

The early career award is presented annually to an individual receiving their doctoral degree within the past 10 years. Selection criteria include noteworthy contributions to science and practice relevant to ASDD.

2019    Cy Nadler

Congratulations to Cy!

Outstanding Mentor Award

A new award for 2019, the outstanding mentor award seeks to acknowledge and appreciate individuals who have had a significant impact on mentees’ careers, professional development, and personal growth.

2019    Susan White

Transformative Contribution Award

2019    Ami Klin and Judy Reaven

Dr. Klin receiving his Transformative Contribution Award

Congratulations to our past award winners!

YearStudent AwardEarly Career AwardTransformative Contribution AwardOutstanding Mentor Award
2019Nicole Capriola and Reina FactorCy NadlerAmi Klin and Judy ReavenSusan White
2018Isaac SmithLindsey BurrellLauren Kenworthy and Lawrence Scahill
2017Marika Coffman and Erin KangCara PuglieseMatthew Lerner
2016Rebecca EliasMegan TudorLauren Brookman-Frazee
2015Caitlin ConnerBrenna MaddoxSusan White
2014Jenna MendelsonAshley Johnson HarrisonDavid Mandell