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Congratulations to Cory Gartenberg

Winner of the QIDP Spotlight Award!

NAQ is pleased to announce that the winner of the April 2019 Spotlight Award is Cory Gartenberg - a disability professional from Keshet in Northbrook, IL.  Alita Birn, MY Life program coordinator for Keshet, submitted the nomination.   

Cory has positively impacted the lives of the people that she supports by forming truly meaningful relationships with them.  As a QIDP in an adult program, she works to create meaningful days and activities based on the likes, dislikes, and interests of the people she supports.  Cory is committed to providing the best supports possible to the people she serves and regularly attends continuing education seminars and workshops to develop her professional skills. She does not accept "no" as an answer when presented with a challenge.  Instead, she works diligently to find solutions to the challenge in order to help people achieve their goals.  

NAQ would like to thank Cory 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:

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.


Quote by Nelson Mandela