National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities logoNational Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities (NJC)

The purpose of the NJC is to advocate for individuals with significant communication support needs resulting from intellectual disability, that may coexist with autism, sensory and/or motor limitation. The NJC is made up of representatives from eight member organizations, and focuses on research, policy, practice, and education. Read the history of the NJC.


NJC Network
The NJC Network is a group of professionals with a common interest in enhancing communication effectiveness for individuals with severe disabilities. Joining the network doesn't involve cost or any specific obligation. You'll hear about NJC networking opportunities. Join the NJC Network!

McLean-Yoder Award
Nominate a team for the McLean-Yoder Award for Professional Excellence! Learn more about the application process. The application period for the 2016 award is now closed. The deadline for submissions for the 2017 award is May 31, 2017.

Guidance Documents

Articles and Presentations

View published articles and presentations by the NJC.