NADE's Purpose:

To develop the art
and science 
of disability evaluation.
To enhance public awareness 
about disability evaluation.

To further professional recognition for disability evaluation practitioners.

New Career Opportunity Posting - August 21, 2014

Meet The Candidates

Tonya M Scott
Candidate for Secretary

Julie Kujath
Candidate for Treasurer
Visit The Summer 2014 Advocate
Pages 7-8 For Information
On National and Regional Candidates.

NADE President Jennifer Nottingham Welcomes Members To The 2014 National Conference


"NADE: Forward with Vision and Integrity"

The 2014 NADE National Training Conference

will be held in Springfield, Illinois from August 24 to August 27, 2014

Mark your calendars and save the date!

Tentative Conference Agenda

Speakers At The Conference:

Ms. Quinetta Wade, Deputy Director, Illinois DDS
The Honorable Ms. Marcia Mosley, SSA Regional Commissioner, Chicago
Ms. Jennifer Nottingham, NADE President’s Address
Ms. Nancy Berryhill, Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Office of Operations
Ms. Ann Robert, Associate Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Determinations,
Glen Wurglitz PhD – “PTSD in Veterans/360 Program”
Kemia Sarraf, MD, MPH – “Generation Healthy Kids – Combating Childhood Obesity and Related Problems”
Raymond Castaldo, M.D., Medical Consultant for Illinois DDS, “Assessing Vision Testing”
Robert Mocharnuk, MD- Director of Breast Center, Simmons Cancer Institute – “Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatments”
The Honorable Judge Sherry Thompson – Chicago Regional Office Chief Administrative Law Judge: “Perspectives From the Bench”
The Honorable Patrick O’Carroll, Jr – Inspector General, Social Security Administration: “Caught On Camera – Fraud in the Disability Program”
Wandal Winn, MD, Chief Medical Consultant, Alaska DDS, “Medical Information: Fact, Fiction, Fantasy or Fraud?”
Chad Noggle, PhD and Patricia Fank, PsyD – “Psychological Aspects of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment”
Ms. Patricia Knight- St John’s Regional Wound Care Center – “Wound Care/Infections: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments”
Anna Bussing AuD, CCC-A, SIU Department of Audiology- “Cochlear Implants, HINT testing, and Interpreting Audiograms”. 
Ginger Darling, M.D., “Prematurity/Low Birth Weight Babies & Long Term Health Concerns”
Ms. Jenna Walker, Central Illinois Riding Therapy – “Horseback Riding for Disabled Individuals”
Mr. Jeff Price. “It Is What It Is – But It Will Become What You Make It!” 
Introductory Remarks by New NADE President



Now is the perfect time to join NADE. 


Renew Your Membership or Join NADE Here

NOTE: The address to send in membership payments and renewals has changed.
We will no longer be sending checks directly to the bank. Instead any new membership
applications or membership renewals by mail will go directly to the NADE treasurer.

This will help speed up the time it takes to update any new members or

renewals to our membership rosters.

Please make sure that you are using the updated membership
application and send any payment to:

National Association of Disability Examiners
PO Box 105763     Jefferson City, MO 65110.     Renew On-Line Here

NADE Advocate

Current Issue:
Summer 2014



Please see the latest draft of the proposed NADE Bylaws dated 7/21/14.

It includes edits based upon tax committee and member feedback and input from the NADE mid-year board meeting 2/27/14-3/1/14. NADE will be working with our attorney to update the bylaws.


Each chapter will have to file articles of incorporation.  Please see the articles template that the state can use when filing.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact your regional director.

Thank you, Jennifer Nottingham


of Bylaws

July 21, 2014

Articles of

Posted July 26, 2014

of Bylaws 2013


Current Bylaws


Tax Status
Change FAQ

Should NADE acquire a group exemption?

Should NADE remain a 501(c)(6) or
apply for
501(c)(3) status?



New - Directory of State Chapter Contacts

Code of Ethics

As a member of the National Association of Disability Examiners, I accept the challenge to promote a better understanding in the field of disability evaluations. I will also strive with concerned professionals towards improved expertise in the documentations and evaluation process of impairments and their vocational implications. I am personally committed to continued professional growth in order to better serve the disabled individual. My professional service will be conducted at the highest possible level of integrity and all confidential information will be utilized in a responsible manner as to safeguard the rights and privacy of the individual.

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