The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1964, to improve and expand public services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
James M. Nicholson Receives Ben Censoni Award
Jane Gallivan, NASDDDS Board of Directors President
James M. Nicholson, 2013 Censoni Award Recipient
Nancy R. Thaler, NASDDDS Executive Director
Jim Nicholson, Chair of the Oklahoma Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force to address the waiting list and former Division Administrator of the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Services Division was awarded the 2013 NASDDDS Ben Censoni Award for Excellence in Public Service. An awards ceremony was held on May 9, 2013 during the NASDDDS Mid-Year Conference and Directors Forum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Ben Censoni Award is the only award that recognizes public officials who strive to improve the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The award is named after the late Ben Censoni, former developmental disabilities director for Michigan and chair of the association's Governmental Affairs Committee. Ben's motto was "People are what really matter."
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