Award Recipients

RESNA is honored to have had the opportunity to recognize the work of so many individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the fields of rehabilitation and assistive technology.  These webpages are a record of the award recipients' achievements that will inspire future generations of RESNA members and the public. 

Awards By Year

Please click on the link for the desired year:  

2015 Awards   2014 Awards    2013 Awards    2012 Awards     2011 Awards     2010 Awards      2009 Awards       2008 Awards      

2007 Awards       2006 Awards       2005 Awards     2004 Awards     2003 Awards

Awards by Categories

Please click on the linked category name to view the awardees. 2015 Awardees are not included in the categories at this time. 

Fellows     Honorary Fellows       Distinguished Service Award       Leadership Award    

Sam McFarland Memorial Mentor Award   Emerging Leader Award    Certificates of Appreciation


Fellow - RESNA Fellow Awards recognize members who have made long term and substantial contributions to the fields of rehabilitation or assistive technology as well as significant contributions to RESNA.

Honorary Fellow - RESNA Honorary Fellow Awards recognize non-members who have promoted issues and demonstrated leadership highly relevant to the fields of assistive technology or rehabilitation engineering and who have encouraged the independence of individuals with disabilities.

Distinguished Service Award - RESNA Distinguished Service Awards recognize members for their sustained contributions and service to RESNA and the fields of assistive technology or rehabilitation engineering. 

Leadership Award - RESNA Leadership Awards recognize an agency, company, association, or university for their signficant contributions to the advancement of the fields of assistive technology or rehabilitation engineering and who have provided recognition and support of RESNA.

Sam McFarland Memorial Mentor Award - RESNA Mentor Awards recognize members or groups of members who have influenced, counseled, and nurtured others in the fields of rehabilitation engineering or assistive technology.

Emerging Leader Award - RESNA Emerging Leader Awards recognize new members who have made significant contributions, provided leadership, and have made an impact to RESNA during their first several years of participation.

Certificate of Appreciation - RESNA Certificates of Appreciation recognize members or non-members for special one-time activities benefiting either RESNA or the fields of assistive technology or rehabilitation engineering.