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Congratulations to Ronny Smith - 

Winner of the QIDP Spotlight Award!

NAQ is pleased to announce that the winner of the May 2019 Spotlight Award is Ronny Smith - a disability professional from Montgomery, AL.  Vikisha Smith, State Director for Addus HomeCare, submitted the nomination.   

Ronny has excelled in his role as a QIDP by ensuring excellent customer service, providing quality in-home supports, and equipping his team with the necessary training. Ronny develops person-centered plans that are truly unique to each person - plans that are accurate, "living" documents that reflect the hopes, dreams, and wishes of the people he serves.  As a leader he sets the right example for his team by being fair, trustworthy, and treating others with kindness.  In addition, Ronny is continuously seeking and uncovering new ways that the organization can help people live their best lives.

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

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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Food for Thought:

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.  


Quote by Will Rogers