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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.
 OADD 27th Annual Conference
a Co-operative GLS, OADD, RSIG event

April 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, 2016
Best Western Lamplighter, London
INterested, INvested and INvolved
Children, Seniors and Everything IN Between
OADD Call for Abstracts is now closed
An email confirming receipt of an abstract was sent out to all submitters.
If you did not received an email confirming receipt of your abstract it was not received.
Please contact the OADD office at
A new issue of the Journal on Developmental Disabilities
has been published
The Journal is published on-line only and is available to all
OADD Bylaws
at the 2015 Annual General meeting in Thorold April 16th the Membership
approved changes to the OADD bylaws
to view a copy of the bylaws click here 


Time to Renew your Membership
there are changes to the membership fees and benefits
 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 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

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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