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Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

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Awards

ASID Ltd recognises excellence in research, professionalism and service/contribution to our organisation, through a select number of annual awards.  ASID Awards are presented at the Australasian Conference, by the President of ASID Ltd. 

Members of ASID Ltd can nominate one or more people for the following awards.

Click on each award name below to see all the information about that award.

Distinguished Service Citation

2017 Professor Keith McVilly

ASID recognises individuals who have had contributed much to the organisation over a sustained period of time.  The Distinguished Service Citation award is conferred upon people who are current members of ASID, who meet these criteria.  This is an honorary award and can be related to any areas of the business of ASID including but not limited to:

  • Contribution to the ASID Board of Directors
  • Contribution to the Divisions of ASID
  • Convenor of ASID events
  • Editorship of ASID publications

The Distinguished Service Citation is not a class of ASID membership and a nominee cannot be currently serving as a Director of ASID Ltd.

The decision to award a Distinguished Service Citation is based on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional and significant contribution ASID as an organisation
  • Substantial duration (at least 3 years)
  • Broad impact &/or leadership across or within the organisation
  • Current financial member of ASID.
  • Nominated and seconded by existing ASID members.

Nomination should be submitted on the Distinguished Service Citation form.

Download Nomination Form

Fellow of ASID

2017 Professor Vivienne Riches

The title may be conferred on individual ASID members (including all classes of individual membership) in recognition of the member’s exceptional and significant contribution to the field of intellectual disability.  Service to ASID is not a criterion for selecting ASID Fellows as the ASID Distinguished Service Citation focuses of service to ASID as an organisation. This contribution will have been in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research,
  • Service provision (including service development or improvement, administration),
  • Advocacy and/or self-advocacy,
  • Professional practice, and
  • Teaching and staff training.

Nominations need only address one of these areas, but may address more than one if the nominee has made an exceptional contribution in more than one area.   Individual members who are awarded the title Fellow of ASID (FASID) will have the right to use the title Fellow of ASID (FASID).  However, Fellow of ASID (FASID) is an honorary title, not a class of ASID membership, and the member will need to continue to pay his or her membership dues to maintain current membership.  A nominee cannot be currently serving as a Director of ASID Ltd.

The decision to award an ASID Fellowship is based on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional and significant contribution to the field of intellectual disability.
  • Substantial duration (at least 7 years).
  • Broad impact across a province or state, nationally or internationally.
  • Current financial member of ASID.
  • Nominated and seconded by existing ASID members.

Nomination should be submitted on the Fellow of ASID form.

Download Nomination form.

Media Award

ASID recognises the significant role that media has in increasing positive awareness and the promotion and education of best practice in intellectual disability.   Each year ASID welcomes applications from members, nominating an Australasian media source which demonstrates excellence in this. Media is defined as a tool of mass communication, which can be in many forms including: print, photography, video, cinema, broadcasting and publication.  

The decision to award an ASID Media Award is based on the following criteria:

  • Content is primarily concerning intellectual and/or related disability
  • Content is focused on fair, accurate and positive reports on people with intellectual and/or related disability
  • Content prioritises positive awareness or education of best practice
  • Content is not designed for the purpose of advertising/promoting a program, provider, person or other entity which will result in remuneration.
  • Nominated and seconded by existing ASID members.

Nomination should be submitted on the ASID Media Award form.

Download Nomination form.