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NADD News

Seeking Co-Editor for NADD Bulletin

NADD is seeking a co-editor for The NADD Bulletin. Click here   for details.

NADD CEO Report to the Membership

In the May/June 2018 edition of The NADD Bulletin, Jeanne Farr discussed highlights from her first six months as the CEO of NADD in “NADD CEO Report to the Membership.” Access to The NADD Bulletin is one of the many benefits of NADD membership. Become a NADD member today to read the entire article, which covers NADD’s Strategic Plan, or click here to read part of this important piece on NADD’s work during the first half of 2018. 

NADD Opposes Ruling on Electric Shock Treatment

We want to alert you to a recent decision made by a family court judge in Massachusetts to allow a school in Canton, MA to continue administering electric shocks to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This ruling goes against what we at NADD and many national disability organizations know to be true: the most effective treatment approaches for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not aversive but are driven by a person-centered, positive and strengths-based value set that ensures individual dignity.

NADD stands with The Association of University Centers on Disabilities AUCD and vehemently oppose this decision. Click here for details.

Following is an excerpt from the April 25, 2016 Proposed Rule Summary published in the Federal Register: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat aggressive or self-injurious behavior. The FDA has determined that these devices present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling. FDA is proposing to include in this ban both new devices and devices already in distribution and use.

We urge the FDA to move forward quickly and ban these harmful practices!

NADD Offers Trainings in Missouri

Earlier this year, NADD completed an exciting project in collaboration with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare (the Missouri Coalition). Click here to read an article about this project. 

Trainings Feature DSP Competencies

NADD is offering recorded trainings  in each of the 5 competencies identified for the NADD Competency-Based DSP Certification.  Click here for details. 

NADD Certifications Recognized in Pennsylvania HCBS Waiver

Three competency-based certifications offered by NADD for people providing services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities co-occurring with mental illness have been written into Pennsylvania’s Section 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waiver program rules.  Click here for details.

 

NADD Public Policy Summit News

The NADD Public Policy Summit was held in Washington, DC on December 6, 2017.  Read the first of three articles about the outcome of this important policy summit.  Click here.

Highlights of the NADD 34th Annual Conference

Look back at the highlights of theNADD 34th Annual Conference, including picture.  Click here. 

Recorded Trainings on Certification Competencies

Recorded trainings in each of the competencies identified in the NADD Competency-Based Clinical Certification and the NADD Competency-Based Dual Diagnosis Specialist Certification are now available.

Click here for Clinical Certification Competency trainings.

Click here for Dual Diagnosis Specialist Competency trainings.

A webinar series offering trainings in the NADD DSP Certification competencies is planned for early in 2018.

 

Trauma-Informed Toolkit

People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) are at significantly more risk of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other forms of abuse and neglect than is the general population. Click here to download the toolkit.

From DSM to DM-ID

The Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability has published “From DSM to DM-ID” by Robert J. Fletcher, Jarrett Barnhill, Jane McCarthy, and Andre Strydom.  Click here to read this article.

Find Out All About the NADD Accreditation Program

Click here to view this free webinar.

To read an article published in the NADD Bulletin about the NADD Accreditation and Certification Programs, click here.

Click the “News” tab, above, for more news and updates about NADD and the latest in the field.

 

 

Now Available:  DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide

The second edition of Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability: A Clinical Guide for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with intellectual Disability (DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide) edited by Robert J. Fletcher, Jarrett Barnhill, and Sally-Ann Cooper is nowavailable. The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide is abridged from Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability: A Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability (DM-ID-2 Textbook) for clinical utility.  Both volumes facilitate an accurate, DSM-5 diagnosis of individuals who have an intellectual/developmental disability and a mental illness. 

  1. Emphasis on diagnosis – intended to facilitate an accurate DSM-5 diagnosis in persons with ID
  2. Ease of use – designed for clinical usefulness.
  3. Chapters correspond closely to the DSM-5 classification system
    • adaptation of diagnostic criteria to apply to persons with ID
    • diagnostic considerations and approaches to obtaining an accurate DSM-5 diagnosis in persons with ID

The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide offers clinicians who work with individuals with ID a convenient, easy-to-use reference for applying DSM-5 diagnostic criteria to their clients.

To purchase, click here.

 

Seeking Poster  Presentations for NADD Annual Conference

NADD is still accepting proposals for poster sessions at the NADD 35th Annual Conference.  Click here

 

DM-ID-2 – Textbook & Workbook

DM-ID-2

The essential resource for anyone working with people who have a dual diagnosis (IDD/MI). 

DM-ID-2 Workbook

A structured interview format that focuses on identifying observable signs of mental illness to ensure that all symptoms of mental illness that may otherwise be misdiagnosed or overlooked are incorporated into the diagnostic decision and that all relevant diagnostic options are considered prior to making a diagnosis.

Click here for information about the DM-ID-2 and the DM-ID-2 Workbook.

 

Seeking Articles for the NADD Bulletin

NADD seeks articles for the NADD Bulletin.  Click here.

 

NADD Membership Offer

NADD offers an introductory rate of $99 for new members.

NADD has reduced the new individual member fee from $135 to $99.  This is a savings of more than 25% available for new NADD members.  

Act NOW and SAVE!

Click here to join.

Click here to read about the benefits of NADD membership.

 

 
 

Training

NADD has over thirty years experience of providing state-of-the-art training on many topics concerning services for individuals with a dual diagnosis.  This training can be tailored to the educational needs of the organization requesting the training.  Training is available to help agencies prepare for NADD Accreditation and to help individuals prepare for NADD certifications.

Inquiries about training can be made to:

Jeanne Farr, NADD CEO
Email: jfarr@thenadd.org
Phone: (845) 331-4336

 

Certification

NADD offers three competency based certification programs for personnel. These are 1) Clinical Certification, 2) Direct Support Professional Certification and 3) Specialist Certification (this is for case managers, service coordinators, supervisors, managers, residential and vocational staff, etc.) For information about NADD Certification Programs, click here.

Accreditation

Programs which include services for persons with a dual diagnosis (IDD/MI) might be eligible to apply for the NADD Accreditation. NADD accredited programs have demonstrated quality services as measured by NADD accreditation standards. For information about NADD Accreditation, click here.

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Online Courses

NADD and Relias Learning offer online courses with continuing education credit.  Click here for details.

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