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OADD is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD's members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals.
The Power of the Past - Focus on the Future
OADD  - Opportunities, Actions, Directions and Dreams
26th Annual OADD Conference
April 14 - 17, 2015 at the Four Points in Thorold
Early Bird Conference Pricing has been extended
Don't miss out - register now!

After 26 years we all have a lot of experience to bring to the table
Our experiences will help to shape the future
  The draft schedule has been posted
to view the schedule click here
To register for the conference click here
If you are a presenter or you wish to register a group please contact the OADD office at or 416-429-3720
OADD Members Notice
At the 2015 OADD Annual General Meeting the Board is proposing changes to the By-laws
to view a copy of the proposed changes click here
The AGM will be held as part of the OADD Conference
April 16th, 2015 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Four Points by Sheraton, St. Catharines
3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, ON

All are welcome to the AGM; only current members in good standing may vote
If you are a current member of OADD and not attending the conference but wish to attend the AGM
please contact the office at to register and receive a members package

Time to Renew your Membership for 2015!!!
The 2014 Membership ended December 31st, 2014
 Do you:
  • Support the goals of OADD?
  • Want to be notified about the Conference, Special Events, Meetings and Activities?
  • Read the Journal?
For information on the benefits and categories of Membership click here
Scholarships & Awards
Each year the Association supports promising scholars and rewards conscientious professionals with three $1,000 student scholarships and two professional awards. Members nominate their peers and a selection committee presents the awards at our annual conference
Kay Samson Scholarships
Three awards of $1,000 each and a one-year membership in OADD are available to Ontario students with interests in developmental disabilities: medical and graduate students, undergraduate students and community college students.

OADD Awards
Hull-Roeher Award
In honour of John Hull and G. Allan Roeher, each of whom made a significant contribution in the field of developmental disabilities within the Province of Ontario.
OADD Award of Excellence
To be presented to an individual who has contributed significantly to better understanding of, or enhanced the wellbeing of, those with developmental disabilities.

for more information or to nominate someone for a scholarship or award click here




Research Special Interest Group
Call for Abstracts for
2015 Seminar Day
click here to view


Call for Papers
The JoDD accepts original articles on a variety of topics in the field of Developmental Disabilities
To view information about targeted Calls for articles and to submit an article, opinion piece or other please click here
If you want to call the OADD office dial 416-429-3720
fax number is 647-260-2016
The OADD has a new phone number
The 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held April 16th as part of this year's  conference
Supporting scholars and reward professionals.
Thank you for your 2015 Nominations

Membership Application available.
The new membership year starts January 1st
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