One Day Workshop

OADD Workshop Event – December 11, 2017

Registration is now closed! Thank you to everyone for your interest


Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Vita Community Living Services & Mens Sana     and   CRD College of Health Care  




Trauma, The Past and Approaches to Healing: Disability Informed approaches to Trauma
Presenters provided courtesy of Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana

Amanda Gee

Heather Hermans

David Hingsburger



People with disabilities have lived lives filled with trauma. From abuse, to institutionalization, to rejection and lack of welcome in community settings people with disabilities have experienced pain and hurt. This session will look at strategies for trauma informed practice for people with disabilities. The presenters will explore the issues of trauma and the accumulation of past hurts and suggest strategies and ideas for both everyday and clinical support. This session will be looking at trauma and approaches as it affect people who experience a wide variety of intellectual disabilities including those with significant disabilities who are not often thought to be able to benefit from healing approaches.



Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, University of Toronto

89 Chestnut Street, Terrance Room 3rd Floor Toronto, ON



Monday December 11th, 2017. The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided



Cost per person is $90 + HST for OADD members; $105 + HST for non-members (includes lunch)




Registration is now closed.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration   12:00 – 1:00 p.m. lunch
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Session   1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Session
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break      
10:45 – 12:00 noon Session      



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