This award is the highest honor that our society gives. It recognizes the sustained international research contribution to autism science that a person has made in their career, and the effect that it has had internationally on autism science. This award is not meant to recognize worldwide impact on the field of autism that a person has made in other ways, e.g. through advocacy, literature, public policy, etc. The autism field has other ways of honoring people for such kinds of service.
INSAR Fellows are members of the International Society for Autism Research whose autism research has made a significant international impact on the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), clinical practice, educational methods, and/or policy. Fellow status is an honor that reflects dedication to the field of autism research and recognition by peers of the substantial impact of the Fellow’s research.
In 2017, INSAR initiated an INSAR Fellows program. Those honored are conferred the title of INSAR Fellow. On an annual basis, we will honor INSAR Fellows at our Annual meeting.
Requirements for Fellow Status
The minimum requirements for fellow status are:
- Nomination by a current INSAR Fellow, member of the INSAR Board of Directors, or an INSAR Committee Chair
- Current Full member of INSAR at the time of nomination
- Currently engaged in activities that impact autism research (e.g., currently publishing in peer-reviewed journals)
- Evidence of outstanding research contribution that has had a sustained international impact on the field of autism research. The impact of the candidate’s research must be demonstrated and can be related to scientific methods and understanding, clinical practice, educational methods, and/or policy.
Inducted May 2019
Edwin Cook Jr.
Charter INSAR Fellows
Inducted May 2018
Charter Fellows represent three distinguished groups: INSAR Lifetime Achievement Winners, INSAR Past Presidents, Founding Members of the INSAR Fellow Nomination Committee.
Marie Bristol-Power (posthumously)
Donald Cohen (posthumously)
Petrus de Vries
Isabelle Rapin (posthumously)
Eric Schopler (posthumously)
Marian Sigman (posthumously)
Lorna Wing (posthumously)