Amy Hewitt receives prestigious distinguished achievement award

Amy Hewitt, director of the Institute on Community Integration and professor in educational psychology, has been awarded the Association of University Centers on Disabilities George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award. The honor is in recognition of her career of excellence and leadership in support of AUCD’s mission to advance policy and practice for and with people living with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. 

Hewitt has an extensive background and work history in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and for more than 30 years has been a tireless champion in improving community inclusion and the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Hewitt received the award at the 2023 AUCD conference in Washington, D.C., on November 7.