NJC COVID-19 Resources
The NJC and related organizations have information for providers and others caring for individuals with severe disabilities
during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The NJC has also created this resource to help during this time:
Communication Bill of Rights: Guiding Services for People With Severe Disabilities in the Context of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism.
McLean–Yoder Award for Professional Excellence (MYAPE) honors a team that exemplifies high quality, professional service to individuals with severe disabilities. Teams that embody elements of interprofessional practices (IPP) are especially invited to apply. Learn more about the
nomination process. The deadline for submissions for the 2021 award is May 31, 2021.
The 2020 MYAPE was presented to two teams serving individuals with complex communication needs:
- The T4H Team of Bloomington, Minnesota offers person-centered assistive technology consultation and technical assistance to help individuals with disabilities live independently. T4H’s nomination highlighted examples of team-based efforts in community settings.
- The special services team from the Valley View School District south of Chicago, Illinois. The Valley View nomination featured collaborative team-based services for children with special needs offered throughout a diverse and engaged school district.
Both nominations upheld the high principles of care espoused and modeled by the two researchers from whom the award was named, Drs. James McLean and David Yoder.
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