For the past six years, Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in the department of development sociology, has supervised Cornell undergrads interning for Racker’s Partnership Program—a specialized preschool that integrates children on the autism spectrum with typically-developing peers.
On Oct. 10, Duff received the Racker Community Partner Award for Tompkins County, given to someone in the community who works to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
“Bryan Duff has been a wonderful partner from Cornell University,” said Annemarie Mattison, MSW, LSWR, a clinical social worker at Racker. “Bryan carefully identifies students who are interested in learning more about children with autism . Not only does he oversee the work of his students, he visits the classroom often—he truly supports our mission and the kids love him!”