NADD: State of Ohio 15th Annual IDD/MI Conference Closing Comments

Mental Health Aspects –Treatment & Support –September 25 & September 26, 2017

Keynote Address on September 25, 2017

Psychopharmacology Updates

Julie Gentile, MD, NADD-CC

  • Excellent, Informative, Awesome/Fantastic

 Keynote Address on September 26, 2017

Moving from Crisis Intervention to Crisis Prevention

Leigh Ann Davis

  • Case Study Videos, provided more Awareness.
  • More Ownership on Patients Disclosing Illness
  • More Information on this Topic

There were many new and entertaining presenter talks this year, the information was relevant, and helpful. There was a wealth of information on various topics that will be valuable in the IDD/MI field.  Most effective were case studies, crowd engagement, interactions with speakers. Least effective: attendees still prefer handouts, please provide. : )

Special thank you for the continued support of this conference, conference committee members, volunteers, co-sponsors and thanks again to the attendees for coming to this year’s conference!  It shows many compassionate people dedicated to helping improve the mental health aspects and help improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities co-occurring with mental illness.

This conference was Jointly Sponsored By: NADD and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMHAS)

In Association With:  Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence in MI/DD, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC), The Ohio State University Nisonger Center (UCEDD), Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA), Welcome House, Inc.

If presenters provided a handout, copies will be at the following link:

Click here for *Continuing Education (CEU)


A Special Acknowledgement & Tribute was given to Dr. Fletcher, this October 2017, Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder and CEO of NADD, will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer, after almost 35 years.

On behalf of the leaders and administrators in the field of IDD and mental health, John Martin, Director of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), paid tribute to Dr. Robert J. Fletcher at the NADD Ohio Conference on September 25, 2017.  Click here.

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Watch for the Call for Presentations March 2018 to submit a proposal an address below….

Topics suggested to be addressed at future conferences/trainings:

  • Needed More Hands-On Training;
  • Drug and Substance Use;
  • Borderline Personality Disorder;
  • Autism;
  • Criminal Justice System/Offenders;
  • Add More Information on Building Collaborative Relationships;
  • Drug Use;
  • Unemployment
  • Transitional Services;
  • Stigma;
  • More Positive & Success Stories;
  • Stigmas



2017 State of Ohio 16th Annual IDD/MI Conference – Sept 24& 25, 2018

NADD:  State of Ohio IDD/MI 15th Annual Conference, Westerville, OH 

Note:  Brand New property Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris 

Updates regarding this conference will be coming out spring of 2018,

Please follow the NADD website for details.