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For Immediate Release
October 16, 2014

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DHHS Employee Pam Mann Receives Robert L. Schalock Award; Recognized for Her Work
with People with Developmental Disabilities

Lincoln – Pam Mann, administrator of training with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities, was recently honored for her work with people with developmental disabilities.
The Association of Community Professionals (ACP), an organization that promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, presented Mann with the Robert L. Schalock Award on Wednesday, October 15.
The award recognizes individuals who have had a significant positive impact on Nebraskans with developmental disabilities.
Jodi Fenner, director of DHHS’ Division of Developmental Disabilities, said Mann was chosen because of her efforts to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their goals and become more involved in their communities.
“Pam’s vision and direction ensure that staff have the philosophical foundation and information and resources they need to provide services that influence significant positive change in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities,” Fenner said. “Her personal standard of excellence inspires others to go above and beyond in supporting people with developmental disabilities to achieve their personal outcomes and to live enviable lives.”
ACP representatives presented Mann with the award at their annual meeting and awards luncheon in Grand Island on October 15.
Mann, from Brady, works out of the DHHS Division of Developmental Disabilities’ office in North Platte.