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2017 Board of Directors


Elizabeth (Beth) West
Jordan Shurr
President Elect
Michael Wehmeyer
Vice President
Gardner Umbarger
Meaghan McCollow
Teresa Taber Doughty
Executive Director
Ex-Officio Member

David Cihak
Past President

Beth Kavanagh
Canadian Member
Leah Wood
Regional Representative
Membership Chair
Nikki Murdick
Regional Representative
Diversity Chair
Emily Bouck
Communications Chair
Critical Issues/CAN Chair
Web Coordinator
Jenny Root
Stan Zucker
ETADD Journal Editor
Ginevra Courtade
Newsletter Editor
Michael Wehmeyer
Publications Chair
Cindy Perras
Conference Coordinator

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The DADD Board of Directors supports the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 through 18 years of age. Over two dozen epidemiological studies failed to identify a causal relationship between vaccinations and autism. The initial research that suggested such a relationship has been discredited. We recommend all families discuss vaccinations with their family health care provider on how best to maintain the health and safety of their child and those who cannot be immunized due to medical reasons. 

Download the 2010 DADD Showcase Sessions. Presenters included Robert A. Stodden, Dianne Zager, and Debra Hart speaking about "Preparing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities for Postsecondary Education and Employment"
Board Handbook

Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
of the Council for Exceptional Children

Handbook for Board Members

April, 2011

Open Handbook (PDF) - 39pp