NADD 34th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show 2017

Registration is Now Open Below!

NADD 34th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show. November 1-3, 2017. Charlotte, North Carolina. Reaching your Potential & Beyond: IDD/MI






By: Lauren Turner-Brown, PhD

Assistant Director, UNC TEACCH Autism Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Robert Fletcher, DSW, NADD-CC

NADD Founder & CEO
Kingston, NY


Pre-Conference Sessions


US Health Policy During Government Transition: The Role of National, State and Local Advocacy  for Individuals with Intellectual/Development Disabilities and Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders (Public Policy USA)
Eileen Elias, MED; David Miller, MPA; James Wiltz, PhD; Jane Finan Mullin, LCSW-R


New Directions in Psychopharmacology
Jarrett Barnhill MD DLFAPA, FAACAP; James Bedford MD; TC Bethea MD; Takahiro Soda MD, PhD


NADD Accreditation / Certification
Donna McNelis, PhD; Michael Schroeder, MSW; Astrid Berry, PhD; Melissa Cheplic MPH, NADD-DDS; John McGonigle, PHD


In Memory of Dr. Bill Lindsay; Community Support for People at Risk of Criminal Behavior
Marc Goldman, Durham, NC; Dorothy Griffiths, PhD, Brock University


Addressing Sexuality Issues for Families & Providers that Can Prevent Abuse and Trauma 
Sharon Mahar Potter, MEd



Meeting the Complex Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Research, Data, and Experience
Dr. Stacy Nonnemacher; Nina Wall, MSS, LSW


Conference Highlights

NADD Tribute Remarks   Please join us in honoring Dr. Robert J. Fletcher.  This October 2017, Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder and CEO of NADD, will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer, after almost 35 years at the helm.   

Highlights of NADD  Dr. Fletcher founded NADD in 1983 to share clinical, programmatic, research, as well as policy issues concerning individuals who have an intellectual disability co-occurring with mental illness.  Dr. Fletcher will touch upon the highlights,  accomplishments and many challenges that still remain.  Future directions of the NADD association will be emphasized. 


Breakfast Consultations by the Experts

Breakfast Consultation 1

Trauma-Informed Care
Karen Harvey, Phd

Breakfast Consultation 2

Family Panel Addresses Current Concern That Significantly Impact Their Lives
Sue Gamache; Julia Pearce; Nancy Popkin

Breakfast Consultation 3

Autism Treatment response in Emergency Departments Least Restrictive Approach
John McGonigal, PhD

Breakfast Consultation 4

Psychopharmacology for Individuals with ID:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Jarrett Barnhill, MD



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• Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit at the NADD 34th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show where you will have the opportunity to get your product or service in front of hundreds of qualified attendees.  For exhibitor and sponsorship information – Click Here

Exhibit Space is now Sold Out! — Room for Literature Displays only, thank-you! 

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