2014 NADD 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’ Provider Perspectives and Lesson Learned : Terry McNelis, MPA
  3.   Administrative Services Organization (ASO) Role and Lessons Learned in Managing a State’s Service System:  Kathy Enerlich
  4.   Private Managed Care and Lessons Learned: Christine Carter


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


PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, on-site registration is available, but slots will be limited.   Thank-you!  

Registration - Session Descriptions

Download the Brochure


Exhibitors  - Exhibit Space is Sold Out!  

Conference Participants - 11/12 Pre-Con II is now closed pre-registered guests only. 11/14 F06 – New Sleep Disorder Criteria-cancelled

Conference Location  – Room Block Full


Silent Auction Donations - Still Accepting carry in

Conference Volunteer Information

Presenter Preparation 

Enjoy the Show!


Questions, comments, concerns, please contact Lisa Christie, NADD Conference Planner, at lchristie@thenadd.org or info@thenadd.org.