Dr. Gerard Costa has been named this year's recipient of the Lucille Weistuch Early Childhood Special Education Award
from the New Jersey Division for Early Childhood (NJDEC). Dr. Costa
is the Director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health and a developmental psychologist.
Each year, NJDEC presents this award to a member
of the Early Childhood Special Education community in New Jersey whose
body of work reaches beyond the classroom to significantly impact the
lives of many. The award is named in honor of the former president of
NJDEC, Lucille Weistuch. The award will be presented at the NJDEC Annual
Fall Conference, to take place on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the
University Center of the campus of Kean University.