The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has named Mian Wang of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School as one of its Fellows. This distinction is a high honor and is presented after review and consideration by a committee of leaders in the Association. Individuals may be nominated for Fellow after they have had at least seven years of continuous membership in the AAIDD, participation in the professional and business affairs of the Association, and are judged to have made a meritorious contribution to the field of intellectual disability.
The newest Fellows will be honored at the 147th AAIDD Annual Meeting to be held June 5-7, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary membership organization of professionals and other concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1876, AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mian Wang is professor in and the chair of the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School. Dr. Wang’s research interests include child and family outcomes of early childhood services, family-professional partnership, atypical child development, positive behavioral support in cultural context, and disability policy. He received Ph.D.s from the University of Patras, Greece, in Applied Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on Cognitive Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities as well as from the University of Kansas in Special Education with an emphasis on Family and Disability Policy.