May 14, 2020
Free Webinar Part 4 - May 20th
Lessons From a Seasoned Advocate
Join AADMD's COVID-19 webinar featuring  Dr. Rick Rader, AADMD Past President 2006-2008, Director of Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center, Orange Grove Center. During the Covid-19 crisis, our vulnerable patient population needs advocacy. Dr. Rader will discuss how we can protect the rights of people with IDD and why we advocate - especially during a pandemic.

Made possible by  University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry  in San Francisco.

Wednesday May 20 | 8 p.m. EST
Rick Rader, MD, FAAIDD, DHL (Hon)
AADMD Past President 2006-2008; Director of Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center, Orange Grove Center

Rick Rader, MD is the Director of the Habilitation Center at the Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga where he is responsible for the creation, implementation and evaluation of innovative and novel programs of healthcare delivery systems for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is the Editor in chief of Exceptional Parent Magazine and has published over 300 article in the field. He is the VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and serves on the Board of the American Association on Health and Disability. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Special Olympics International and is the Medical Adviser at the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. Dr. Rader is a member of the Steering Committee at the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. He is an adjunct professor of Human Development at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Dr Rader is also a recipient (2018) of the Golisano Foundation's Move to Include award .
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American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) is a non-profit organization of interdisciplinary medical professionals including physicians, dentists, optometrists, neurologists and other clinicians committed to improving the quality of healthcare for people with IDD. 

Since 2002, the AADMD has connected clinicians across the world and prepared them to face the unique challenges in caring for people with IDD. The organization provides curriculum to schools, IDD training for clinicians and specialized information to families and caretakers in language that is easy to understand. Above all, AADMD aims to make sure that no person with IDD is left without access to quality health services. 
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. dedicated to making the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Foundation is devoted to opening doors to opportunity, changing negative perceptions and stereotypes, and forging unprecedented partnerships to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have pathways to personal dignity, independence and the best possible expression of their abilities and talents throughout their lifetimes. Founded in 1985 by Tom Golisano—entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader, and founder and chairman of Paychex, Inc. —the Foundation “imagines the possibilities,” advocating for families, fighting for their dignity and giving people with IDD the opportunity to thrive in their communities. With more than $45 million in gross assets and awards about $2 million annually to non-profit organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida.