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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 28th Annual Conference
a Co-operative GLS-OADD-DSSIG-RSIG event

April 18th, 19th, 20th and 20st, 2017
Hilton Niagara Falls, Hotel & Suites
Niagara Falls Ontario
Details to come

If you have any questions please contact the OADD office at
or 416-429-3720
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 2016 Annual General meeting in London April 7th the Membership
approved changes to the OADD bylaws
to view a copy of the bylaws click here


Time to Renew your Membership

If you signed up for Membership before November 1st, 2015 your membership has expired.
Take a minutes to check out the new membership benefits and fees
 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
 Call for Papers
Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) with Developmental Disabilities: Conceptual, Practical, Experiential, and Policy Issues
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.
Nominations for 2017 are due February 1st, 2017
Membership Application available.
Changes have been made to membership benefits and fees please check before renewing
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