The McLean-Yoder Award for Professional Excellence (MYAPE) honors a team that exemplifies high quality professional services to individuals with severe disabilities.
The Award was named after Drs. James McLean and David Yoder, preeminent research scientists in the area of communication and intellectual disability.
Award nominations are judged according to the NJC's published quality indicators [PDF] specific to communication assessment, goal setting, and program implementation.
2021 awardees from North Carroll Middle School
Teams that embody elements of interprofessional practices (IPP) are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on IPP, please visit the ASHA website or read the article "The Trifocus Framework and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Severe Disabilities."
Winners of the McLean-Yoder Award award will receive an honorary plaque and recognition at upcoming conferences attended by members of the NJC. The NJC is a group of professionals devoted to advocating for individuals with significant communication support needs resulting from intellectual disability, which may coexist with autism, sensory, and/or motor limitation.
To apply for the McLean-Yoder Award, please submit the following information:
Send your application to Andrea Barton-Hulsey (NJC co-chair) at email@example.com as an e-mail attachment. You also may mail the application to Andrea Barton-Hulsey at:
Florida State University
School of Communication Science and Disorders
201 West Bloxham Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1200
The submission deadline is May 31 for that year's award.