The NADD Accreditation/Certification Program is an important tool for state agencies, DD and MH, that are interested in expanding their community infrastructure to support people with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental illnesses... NCI data have consistently documented over the years that approximately 32% of all people receiving DD services have a mental illness. The NADD Accreditation/Certification Program offers an important tool to states and providers interested in improving their efforts to serve this group of individuals.
Charles Moseley, Ed.D.
Associate Executive Director
In our quest to provide the greatest value and services for the clients we serve at the Robert M. Greer Center, their families, Oklahoma taxpayers, and the state, Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation follows some of the most stringent national accreditation standards that are the most applicable to our clients.
As a residential treatment program exclusively for adults diagnosed as intellectually disabled and mentally ill, Liberty of Oklahoma has long been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
But when NADD made its accreditation program available last November, we realized that objective evidence of compliance with those additional standards would be ideally suited to attest to the appropriateness and efficacy of Liberty's clinical and related practices for our highly specialized client population. And, in fact, our NADD survey last February produced a number of helpful recommendations for strengthening our program. We're glad we decided to also go for NADD accreditation, and intend to maintain both.
Hugh M. Sage, PhD
Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation/
Robert M. Greer Center