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.

A free online tool, Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources, is available.  Click here for information.

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. NADD assembled a very impressive spectrum of stakeholders who participated at the Policy Forum, including representatives from associations, providers, advocates, managed care companies, the federal government, as well as parents.  Click here for the schedule.   The morning session offered an opportunity for stakeholders to share their perspectives as they relate to the Position Statement.  During the afternoon session a strategic plan to advance and implement the goals and recommendations from the Position Statement was developed.  To endorse the NADD Position Statement, click here.

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

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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.

Act NOW and SAVE!

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Click here to read about the benefits of NADD membership.


Editors Sought

Editor-in-Chief for JMHRID

NADD is seeking an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JMHRID), a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary research journal published four times per year.  Click here for details.

Co-Editor for The NADD Bulletin

NADD is seeking a Co-Editor for The NADD Bulletin, which is published bi-monthly.  Click here for details.


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.


Now seeking Presenters and Educators for 2015 NADD Conferences:


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

  • 90 minutes Presentations
  • 30 minute Research Symposium
  • Poster Session (Bulletin Board Research)

On-line submission deadline is:

Friday, March 27, 2015

CFP Submission Form:

Presenters are responsible for all applicable registration fees, travel an accommodation costs.

All proposals will be considered, but only a limited number can be selected.

Questions, comments, concerns email Lisa at