OADD Research

OADD Research 

OADD Research brings together Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and the Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) in supporting both community-based and academic researchers, students, professionals, and self-advocates from across the province. The primary objective of OADD Research is to support or facilitate the dissemination of research findings and knowledge exchange events like the annual RSIG Annual Research Conference and the Journal on Developmental Disabilities (JODD).

 

OADD Mission

OADD promotes and supports research that promotes knowledge exchange and that influences advancement in the developmental sector and improves the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities.

 

RSIG Mission

The Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) provides opportunities for researchers, professionals, self-advocates, and other interested individuals working with persons with developmental disabilities to exchange research, ideas, and resources; and to foster collaborations.

 

 

Membership

Membership is open to all individuals who is interested in research.
Note: RSIG members are included in the OADD membership database. To Apply for RSIG Membership click the “Join OADD” link and choose RSIG membership
Annual dues: $10.00

 

Annual Events

The RSIG hosts an Annual Research Conference that includes a keynote address from a local  Ontario researcher, poster sessions, presentations, and symposia on topics focused on improving the lives of  persons with developmental disabilities. This conference is organized around a theme (e.g., 2019: Teaching, Research, and Practice: A Gateway to Student Interest in the Field of Developmental Disabilities) and is part of the OADD Annual Conference.

The objectives of the Annual Research Conference are:

  • To provide an update regarding the research being conducted to advance the field of developmental disabilities.
  • To provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration for researchers, students, professionals, and self-advocates with an interest in research in the field of developmental disabilities.
  • To facilitate interest and support for research regarding developmental disabilities at the level of institutions (i.e., universities, colleges, community, and government).

 

Annual Research Conference Abstracts

Abstracts submitted for presentation at the Annual Research Conference are reviewed by a panel of RSIG committee members. Until 2016 these abstracts were published in the Journal on Developmental Disabilities. Abstracts for the following years are available here:

 

Research Awards

The Research Special Interest Group supports innovative research through a variety of awards. See the RSIG Awards page (click here) for a more detailed description of awards (including value), eligibility criteria, and nomination forms.

Poster Awards – All posters with a student as the first author at the RSIG annual conference is eligible to win an award.

Student Award for Excellence in Research – Awarded to a nominated student who has made an exceptional contribution to the research in the field of developmental disabilities.

RSIG Travel Awards – Awarded to students and self-advocates who are involved in the research in the field of developmental disabilities who are travelling to attend the RSIG conference.

 

Research Special Interest Group Committee

Co-Chairs
Lisa Whittingham, Brock University
Anna Przednowek, Nipissing University

Research Day Conference Committee
Lara Genik, University of Guelph
Stephanie Price, Mariani and Associates
Sue Hutton, Community Living Toronto and ARCH Disability Law
Courtney Bishop, Brock University
Anne Readhead, Brock University
Alan Santinele Martino, McMaster University
Nicole Bobbette, Queens University

 

Stay in Touch

Email (for general questions): oadd.rsig@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsig.oadd/
Twitter: @oadd_rsig


Note: RSIG members are included in the OADD membership database. To Apply for RSIG Membership click the “Join OADD” link and choose RSIG membership