The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) honored autism research pioneers and early-career researchers during its 2022 Annual Meeting, May 12 through May 14, 2022. The Meeting brings together a global, multidisciplinary group of hundreds of autism researchers, clinicians, advocates, self-advocates, and students to exchange the latest scientific learnings and discoveries that are advancing the growing understanding of autism.
Specifically, among other award recipients INSAR recognized the Meadan Family Lab in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the recipient of the 2022 INSAR Cultural Diversity Research Award, which seeks to support and recognize research with significant impact on culturally diverse and underserved communities. The goal of the award is to support investigators who conduct community-based or community partnered research that seeks to leave a lasting impact on underserved and under-researched communities beyond the scope of a single research study. The Meadan Family Lab is led by Professor Hedda Meadan. Under the guidance and mentorship of Meadan, members of the Family Lab have established a line of research working with minoritized and marginalized stakeholders of children with autism.
Congratulations to the Meadan Family Lab on this prestigious award!