2014 SAVE THE DATE 31st Annual Conference


NADD 31st Annual Conference & Exhibit Show 2014

Nov 12 – Nov 14, 2014

Models of Excellence in Dual Diagnosis that Shape the Future (IDD/MI)

  at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, TX

Conference Co-Chairpersons: 
Denise Bloomquist, MDiv, ThM, MPA, Project Janus, Inc., San Angelo, TX and
Peggie Webb, M.A., San Diego Regional Center, San Diego, CA

Shown below are some of the scheduled highlights for this year’s 31 st Annual Conference.  Please check back for the latest updates.

The conference will emphasize topics that will shape the field of IDD/MI.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Pre-Conference Symposium



A Guide for Detecting Psychoactive Medication Side Effects in Patients with ID (Intellectual Disabilities) and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) 

         Laurie Charlot, PhD, Steve Ruedrich, MD, Angela Hassiotis, MD    


Integrated Health and Wellness Approaches to Challenging Behavior in Persons with IDD 

Joan B. Beasley, PhD, Anne Desnoyers Hurley, PhD; Jarrett Barnhill, MD, Beth Marks, RN, PhD



Texas We Have A Crisis – Crisis Intervention 

Gregory J. Rowe, Maria Quintero, PhD, FAAIDD



The Transition to Managed Care: Learning from National Experiences

Moderator:  Diane Jacobstein, PhD

1.  NADD Public Policy Position Statement:  Eileen Elias, MEd

2.  States’ Perspectives on the Challenges of Managed Care: Terry McNelis, MPA

3.  Public Managed Care Perspectives on the Challenges of Long Term Care: TBD



Among the focuses of the Conference are Keynote lectures by:


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Plenary Session

Chris Traylor, Chief Deputy Commissioner
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Austin, TX
Managed Care

Friday, November 14, 2014 - Plenary Session

Steven Reiss, PhD
IDS Publishing Corporation

Columbus, OH
Everyday Tyranny

The conference will also feature Breakfast Consultations with the Experts:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Model “Medical Home” 

Lauren Charlot, PhD

Enhancing Your Effectiveness:  Introducing Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation as a Model of Excellence for

Children with DD and Challenging Behavior

Diane Jacobstein, PhD


Friday, November 14,  2014

Short, Sweet And To The Point

 Denise Bloomquist, MDiv, ThM, MPA

Healthy Sexuality and Intellectual Disability

Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy D


It’s time to make hotel reservations for the upcoming NADD conference: 

Hotel & Travel Information

Hilton Palacio del Rio * 200 South Alamo Street * San Antonio, Texas, 78205

Hotel Rates:  $179.00* Single/ Double Occupancy, Available:  NOV 07 – 19, 2014

Note:  NADD Guests receive complimentary wireless internet in guestroom rate.

*Prices are subject to state and local taxes.  

Hotel Reservations call: 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667), Mention Group Code:  NADD

On-line Reservations:


Direct Phone 210-222-1400

Hotel Website http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-palacio-del-rio-SATPDHF/index.html

City Information:  www.visitsanantonio.com

November Average Temperature:  68 – 78 Degrees

Airport Information

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is served by some major US & Mexican airlines and their affiliates, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.  http://www.sanantonio.gov/sat

The hotel is 8 miles from the San Antonio International Airport.

Download the Brochure


Exhibitor Information

Sponsorship Information

Registration Fee Information

Presenter Preparation

Conference Volunteer Information

Silent Auction Donations

Scholarship Support

DSP Scholarship Support



REGISTRATTION NOTE!  Due to CEU requirements, we are not allowed to release the brochure and registration.  However, If you will be registering by using a purchase order and/or any group registrations, please contact Lisa directly to start the process.  We apologize for the delay.   

For further information about the Annual Conference, contact Lisa Christie, NADD Conference Planner, at lchristie@thenadd.org or info@thenadd.org.