The Arc National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is offering a webinar, scheduled for April 30, on Violence in the Lives of People with Disabilities, which looks at abuse, bullying, and victimization of people with IDD. Click here for information.

NADD Public Policy Initiative

NADD hosted an important, invitational  Public Policy Forum to be held on October 20, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland.  The Forum focused on the NADD Position Statement on health care reform: “Including Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Co-Occurring Mental Illness: Challenges that Must Be Addressed in Health Care Reform.” Click here to read the Position Statement and to endorse the Position Statement, click here.  The keynote speaker was John O’Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, Disabled and Elderly Health Program Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Center for Medicate and Medicaid Services (CMS). Eleven disability and advocacy organizations identified their priorities in response to parents’ and federal statements.  The meeting’s strategic planning focused on four priority areas and identified four committees to address these priorities.  The first priority is collecting and analyzing available data to demonstrate costs and cost savings to spur governmental attention to enhanced community services and adoption of best practices.  The second priority is coordination on behalf of this population across Federal agencies and national organizations.  A third priority is coordination among state agencies, including identification of those moving towards inter-system collaboration.  The fourth priority addresses MCOs’ lessons learned from effective programs and development of state-MCO contract specifications.

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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.   Memberships purchased now are good until December 31, 2015.

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Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Take advantage of the opportunity to inform attendees at the 2015 NADD Annual Conference, being held in San Francisco, CA from November 18 to 20 about products and services that you offer.  Click here for the Exhibitor and Sponsorship brochure.


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Rob’s Corner

NADD and its CEO, Robert Fletcher, work dilligently to help bridge the systems and ensure that individuals with a dual diagnosis receive appropriate services. This work keeps Dr. Fletcher on the move. Click here.


Online Directory

NADD is pleased to offer an online directory of IDD/MH providers. Click here to visit the NADD Online Directory.



NADD: State of Ohio 13th Annual IDD/MI Conference

Mental Health Aspects: Treatment & Support

September 21 & 22, 2015 (M & T)  / Crown Plaza Columbus North, Columbus, OH

  • 90 minutes Presentations
  • 3 Hour Skill Building Workshops

On-line submission deadline is:

Friday, April 17, 2015

CFP Submission Form:


NADD 32nd Annual Conference & Exhibit Show-2015

Equality/ Recovery/ Access:  Integrating Treatment & Services for Persons with IDD / MI

November 18 – 20, 2015 (W-F) /       The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA