Building a Bridge to Hope


40-70% of people living with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) also have a concurrent Mental Health issue (MI).


Since 1983, NADD has been dedicated to educating and training people on issues relating to the IDD/MI dual diagnosis through direct consultation and training, professional certification programs, conferences, and by publishing the most up-to-date information and research in the field of IDD/MI in books and through an academic journal.

Over the course of 36 years, we have improved the lives of thousands of individuals: people with IDD/MI, their families and the dedicated professionals who work with them, building a Bridge to Hope and a richer, fuller life.

NADD's Vital Work

Many people in this country and throughout the world do not have access to the tools and resources that would help them support their loved ones with intellectual disabilities who experience mental health challenges. 

People with significant behavioral challenges wind up in foster care or state facilities because their families don’t have access to or can’t afford educational resources that would help them understand and address the support needs of their loved one. 

NADD is devoted to addressing this inequality. Over the course of nearly 4 decades, we established a national network of highly trained experts and developed specialized educational resources concerning intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions. The purpose of our work has been to reach people living with IDD/MI and their families; and provide them with the knowledge, training and skills necessary to live the richest possible lives.

We need your help to continue building our Bridge to Hope!


Our Goal

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to create and share resources for families who would not otherwise be able to afford this opportunity. 

Through the generosity of our Board of Directors, we can offer 1-1 matching for every dollar we raise, up to $2,500.

NADD is the leader in training and education in the field of IDD/MI, and we are uniquely fitted to meet this goal – with your help!

Please help us reach our goal by donating to our Bridge to Hope campaign!


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