June 20, 2012, Charlotte, NC:
Robert J. Fletcher, DSW of NADD, received the 2012 Leadership Award today at the 136th annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
The AAIDD Leadership Award is given for courage and dedication resulting in an outstanding contribution to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Fletcher is the founder of NADD (formerly the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.) His vision and leadership have brought NADD to its position as the world’s leading organization in providing educational resources, training materials, consultation services, and conferences to improve the lives of individuals who have dual diagnoses of mental illness and intellectual disability.
Founded in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional society concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities.