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Awards & Recipient

NADD presents five awards annually, at the NADD Annual Conference, which this year will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 23-25, 2019. The deadline for submitting nominations for these awards is August 31. 

Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence.   This prestigious award is given annually to promote excellence in the field of dual diagnosis in the memory of Dr. Frank J. Menolascino. In 2018, this award was given to John McGonigle, PhD. For award guidelines and to view past award recipients, click here.

Earl L. Loschen Award for Clinical Practice. This award is given to a person whose contribution in the area of clinical practice has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as mental health needs. In 2018, this award was given to Barbara Agnello, PhD. For award guidelines and to view past award recipients, click here.

NADD “Member of the Year” Award.  This award is given to a person who, though not a member of the Board of Directors, has supported the mission of NADD through various activities. In 2018, this award was given to B. Tim Barksdale, PsyD, NADD-CC. For award guidelines and to view past award recipients, click here.

NADD DSP Award for Excellence.  This prestigious Award is given annually to acknowledge a Direct Support Professional (DSP) whose contribution to supporting people who live in our communities has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs. In 2018, this award was given to Kimberley Beattie. For award guidelines and to view past award recipients, click here.

Steven Reiss Research Award. NADD created this award to recognize research that improves our understanding of mental health issues in people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. In 2018, this award was given to Sally-Ann Cooper, OBE, BSc MD FRCPsych. For award guidelines and to view past award recipients, click here.