Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators

The Linda Maurer Award

The Linda Maurer Award

Annually, the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators (TASC) recognizes a Support Coordinator in each grand region of the state (East, Middle and West) who demonstrates excellence in the practice of independent support coordination (ISC) services for persons with intellectual disabilities enrolled in the state’s HCBS Medicaid waiver programs.  This award is established as a legacy in the memory of the late Linda Maurer, former Executive Director of Neighborhood Network, Inc. 

Linda was a well-respected and admired leader among her ISC colleagues.  For 13 years, Linda was instrumental in many of the important initiatives undertaken to improve and enhance ISC services for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in Tennessee.  She served in various leadership roles within TASC for many years.  TASC is a stronger and more viable association as a result of Linda's contributions and leadership.



Nominations for the 2014 Linda Maurer Award are now open.

Nominations are being accepted up until August 31, 2014.
Please download and use the following nomination form (requires Microsoft Word):

Linda_Maurer_ISC_Award_Nomination_Form_2014.docx
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Completed nomination forms should be emailed to: info@mytasc,org



The 2013 Linda Maurer Award Winners

On October 16, 2013, TASC held a ceremony to present the 2013 Linda Maurer Award to the winners pictured above.  Attendees included members of Linda Maurer's family, other Award nominees and their nominators; staff from TASC member agencies and DIDD provider agencies; and representatives from the central office of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

Pictured above (left to right) are Missy Smith with Vision Coordination Services, Inc.; Cindy McLean with Compass Coordination, Inc.; and Natasha Brasher with Neighborhood Network, Inc.

The Award:

Each recipient of the Linda Maurer Award receives special recognition of
his/her work and achievements and a cash award of
$1,000 from the Tennessee Alliance of Support Coordinators.


The Award Standards:

  • The recipient is an employee in good standing at a TASC member agency.
  • The recipient has shown an application of person-centered thinking in his or her work.
  • The recipient has demonstrated successful application of person-centered tools in his or her work.
  • The recipient encourages the use of person-centered thinking and practices within circles of support.
  • The recipient has facilitated positive change, self-discovery and self-direction in the life of a person with an intellectual disability.
  • The recipient adheres to the TASC Code of Ethics for Support Coordination.
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