Stiegler selected ASHA "Face of Inspiration"
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HAMMOND – Lillian Stiegler, a specialist in the field of autism spectrum disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University, is being honored by the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association at its annual convention Nov. 17-19 in San Diego.
She is one of 20 professionals across the nation selected as ASHA’s “Faces of Inspiration,” an activity intended to recognize “colleagues who serve as beacons of inspiration in their everyday work and whose innovations make a positive impact in the professions,” according to the association.
A professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Stiegler was nominated by Paula Currie, head of the department.
“Lilly is certainly a Face of Inspiration,” said Currie. “Service is not just a part of her role in the university setting, but it is truly the embodiment of who she is as a person. She sincerely and generously gives students, colleagues, and individuals with disabilities her many gifts and talents with no expectation of anything in return.”
A resident of Covington, Stiegler has been recognized by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Autism Society of America with the Award for Higher Education Excellence. She served as a technical consultant to the Lifetime movie “Miracle Run,” based on the story of a single mother struggling to raise twin boys with autism. She was the 2010 recipient of the Southeastern Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, one of the highest honors the university bestows on faculty.