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Congratulations to Jennifer Andrews - 

Winner of the QIDP Spotlight Award!

NAQ is pleased to announce that the winner of the March 2019 Spotlight Award is Jennifer Andrews - a disability professional from McCall's Community Homes in Oklahoma.  Kortni Perry, Community Services Director for McCall's Community Homes, submitted the nomination.   

Jennifer has been employed with McCall's for almost 21 years. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about all of the people she serves, but she has also developed long standing personal relationships with them and their families.  In addition, Jennifer has been instrumental in helping some of the people she serves move out of group home placements and into their own community based homes.  She worked to make these transitions successful by helping the people she serves to master the skills they would need in a more integrated, independent environment.  Jennifer is known as the type of person who puts the needs of the people she serves ahead of her own.   

NAQ would like to thank Jennifer for her dedication, innovation, and positive attitude.  After all, where would we be without outstanding disability professionals like her?  

Do you know a QIDP or case manager that consistently goes above and beyond – someone who deserves a little extra recognition for a job well done? If so, please nominate them for NAQs Spotlight Award - an honor given each month to an exceptional disability professional.  

Nominate Now!



Featured Reading

Human Rights Committees:  From Compliance to Cultural Commitment by Steve Baker & Amy Tabor

To avoid rubber-stamping, and to gain the support needed to do an effective job, the Human Rights Committees must have an open, accessible process; a commitment to dialogue; and each committee member's willingness to be a resource rather than a gatekeeper. Are the persons you serve exercising little c choices, or Big C choices? A highly effective human rights committee (HRC) ensures the Big C options. This book offers the QMRP, case manager, executive, or program director more than just tips for starting and maintaining an HRC. Discover methods to: 

  • Ensure that the person receiving services understands his/her rights
  • Select insightful committee members
  • Schedule and conduct meetings for maximum effectiveness
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Tackle both the unusual and the everyday Keep accurate records, and more!
Start today to make or remake your HRC into a powerful cornerstone for full and abundant living for the persons you serve.


*Cherry Hill is offering NAQ affiliates a 10% discount on the purchase of this book.  Offer expires May 31, 2019.  Just enter the following discount code upon checkout:  qhrc04


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Quote of the Week:

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Quote by Woodrow Wilson