NADD Bulletin

Published every quarter, the NADD Bulletin provides professionals and families with information focusing on relevant and current considerations relating to people with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions.  Knowing that professionals and families lead busy lives, the NADD Bulletin gives bite-sized informational articles to help keep you up-to-date with new research, best practices, policy changes, etc. 

Articles are received from a variety of sources – including academics, professionals, clinicians, legislators, policy makers, families, and Direct Support Professionals.  We encourage people from all walks of life to submit articles of interest that may improve treatment, understanding, or supports for people with an IDD/MI dual diagnosis. 

The NADD Bulletin is published quarterly, and is a benefit of NADD membership.

Topics of Interest

We welcome a variety of perspectives concerning mental health and wellness related to people with IDD.  Based on the writer’s expertise and experience, topics may include clinical application, policy, training, and personal experience articles. Data-based submissions are always welcome as well. 

Other topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Program Models
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Aging
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Staff Training
  • Mental Wellness

NADD values a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, so please consider submitting your articles today!

Manuscript Requirements

Length: Approx 2,000-5,000 words

Style: Follow the requirements for the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APA-style)


  • Person-first language: i.e. person experiencing intellectual disability
  • Use correct DSM-5 terms: i.e. intellectual disabilities (NOT mental retardation or MR)
  • Syndromes: do not use apostrophes – i.e. use Down syndrome, Asperger syndrome

For Further Information or to Submit

For more information, questions, or to submit a manuscript please contact our Editor Bob Klaehn, MD, at