Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award is to recognize authentic portrayals of individuals with developmental disabilities in books for children and youth. 

The Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in collaboration Brigham Young University and The Foundation for Enriching Families with Disabilities sponsor the award. Every even year, an award is presented to an author and illustrator (if appropriate) of a picture book and/or a chapter book.