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Please see below for news from our friends at NADD regarding the retirement of Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder and CEO of NADD.
Rick Rader, MD
AADMD VP of Policy and Advocacy
After almost 35 years at the helm, Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder and CEO of NADD, will step down as Chief Executive Officer, in October, 2017. According to Dr. Fletcher, the decision to retire was not easy to make and took over a year of inward contemplation and outward consultation with family, friends, and colleagues.
Dr. Fletcher founded NADD in 1983 because there was a need to have a platform to share clinical, programmatic, research, as well as policy issues concerning individuals who have an intellectual disability co-occurring with mental illness. He notes that " That vision for a platform is as relevant today as it was 34 years ago. Much has been accomplished, but many challenges remain. We need to stay strong and united as we continue to promote mental wellness through the excellence of mental health care for people who have IDD."