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Martin earns statewide Educator of the Year award

Dr. Dave Martin
Dr. Dave Martin

The Alabama Governors’ Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities will soon honor College of Education faculty member Dave Martin for his commitment to helping individuals with disabilities realize their career and independent living goals.

Martin, head of the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling and Wayne T. Smith distinguished professor, will receive the organization’s Statewide Educator the Year award next week.

The governor’s committee, a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, educates the public about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities. In addition to earning state recognition, Martin also earned 2012 Regional Educator of the Year honors from the East Alabama Governors’ Committee.

Martin directs a department that prepares educators and professionals in the rehabilitation field to serve as supported employment specialists, case managers, human service workers, mental health technicians and vocational evaluation specialists.

Martin also serves as executive director of the Auburn University Center for Disability Research and Service, which strives to help individuals with significant disabilities live independently and realize their employment goals. The center conducts research and outreach in the areas of assistive technology, educational and community support systems and program research and evaluation.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2012

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