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.


NADE’s National Donate Life Month Contest
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Now is the perfect time to join NADE. 
New members that join can get up to 6 extra months free on their membership. 
Those who join will not have to renew their membership until June, 2015. 
Need a reason to join?  Here are the
Top 5 Reasons.

a. NADE training conferences
b. NADE Advocate
c. Regular communication from NADE leadership to keep members informed
d. NADE website –
e. If not NADE, who else will serve as an advocate for disability employees serving on the front line?
f.  Regular meetings between NADE and congressional officials to communicate this perspective
g. NADE is invited as an expert witness for congressional hearings on disability issues
h. Regular meetings between NADE and SSA’s political leadership and policy makers, and between NADE and other governmental agencies (GAO, OMB, etc.) to publicize the real issues of those who do the work of adjudicating disability claims and serving the public
i. Friends!
j. Sharing best practices and common concerns with others who do the same work as you
k. Opportunities to make a difference by working with others from across the country
l. Respect from your peers
m.Who else do you see giving you a well-deserved pat on the back?
n. Local, Regional, and National recognition for outstanding leadership 
o. Local, Regional, and National recognition for outstanding work and dedicated service
p. Professional certification
q.Your work is more than a job – it is a career
r. Through NADE, you can effectuate positive changes that determine how you will do your work
s.Through NADE, you can effectuate positive changes in yourself as a person and as a professional
t. Opportunities for leadership and active participation allow you, as a member, to explore the limits of your interest in involvement


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:
Winter 2014



National Donate Life Month Contest

April 2014


The National Donate Life Month Contest

A chance for the NADE Chapters to compete based on their efforts in:

Increasing awareness of the need for more donors

Educating members and the community about donation/transplantation through informational speakers

Providing educational seminars or training activities.

Recruitment of Donors

The Result of your efforts will be:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place certificates

An increase in the awareness of the need for more donors

Increased education for our local NADE chapter members about donation/transplantation

To provide local NADE chapters resources and tools to educate their members to effectively
hold activities during National Donate Life Month

To recognize local NADE chapters that have provided a variety of educational, informational and
 training activities to their members during National Donate Life Month.

Contest Deadline is April 30, 2014, all submission due by this date!!!


SSA Perspective From Nancy Berryhill
by Trish Chaplin, Great Plains Regional Director, Missouri

THE OKLAHOMA NADE CHAPTER WAS fortunate to have a few speakers from SSA at the Training conference in OKC in August, one of those being the newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Nancy Berryhill. Nancy has spent basically her working life with SSA, starting in a mailroom at SSA in Chicago and working her way through the ranks to


her new position as Deputy Commissioner of Operations. Mrs. Berryhill was able to give the national attendees some perspective on what is going on with SSA at this time.

She reported that SSA was able to hire 493 people in FY2013 as authorized by the Commissioner. There was also some overtime authorized by the Commissioner in FY2013. This shows the Commissioners dedication to the DDS. SSA is working on how to sustain their operations with fewer people as they lost 10,000 employees in the recent years. Waiting times in field offices has increased by 30% and calls to the 800# take three times as long to answer due to the reduced staff.
                Continued in the Winter Advocate



Please see the draft of the proposed NADE Bylaws dated 2/7/14.

It includes edits based upon tax committee and member feedback. There will be an upcoming draft with updates based on 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 and will get the 3rd version of the draft out to you as soon as we can.

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

Thank you, Jennifer Nottingham

of Bylaws

February 7, 2014

of Bylaws 2013


Current Bylaws

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Change FAQ

Should NADE acquire a group exemption?

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



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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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