The International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) is deeply saddened to hear the passing of Isabelle Rapin, MD. Dr Rapin, a true giant in the field of child neurology has helped found the International Child Neurology Association and has been a staunch supporter of its activities and ICNApedia all her life.
Dr Rapin was a member of the first executive board of the ICNA (1973–1975) and Chairman of the Program Committee for the first ICNA Congress October 6–10, 1975 held in Toronto.She was also the recipient of the ICNA Frank R. Ford Award in 1990 and delivered her Lecture on "Autism as a neurological disorder" at the Toronto congress in 1990. She had previously received the Hower award from the Child Neurology Society, USA in 1987. Dr Rapin's other awards and recognitions include the President's Award from the American Academy of Neurology, Honorary Alumna status from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Award for Excellence in Autism Research from the Autism Society of America and the Shriver Center Award.