We are excited to let you know that we have established a new annual award in honor of Donna Williams and other brave autistic people like her.
Donna passed away on April 22 this year (2017) after a brave fight against cancer.
We would like to honor other brave autistic people like her every year on April 22 with the “Donna Williams Bravery Award”.
The recipients of this award must be autistic of course, but must not necessarily be in the Autism Hall of Fame. In general this award will be conferred to only one person a year, but the first year (2018) more than one person might be honored (we don’t know for sure yet).
NB: Starting in 2020, all our awards will be conferred every two or three years, and not yearly any more, because we have already many winners and we don’t want to rush people with nominations. We accept nominations at any time though. In years with many nominations we might make an exception.
We invite you to send us your suggestions/nominations and/or to read the biographies of our members again.
Thank you, and we hope you are just as excited as we are.
Winners (in alphabetical order):
Marie Faverio (2018)
Carly Fleischmann (2019)
Steve Selpal (2018)
Donna Williams (2018)