2024 OADD-RSIG Research Day Agenda

April 12th at the Four Points by Sheraton, Thorold

8:30 – 9:00 amPoster Session 1
Poster Adjudication  
9:00 – 9:15 amOpening Remarks & Land Acknowledgement
Dr. Courtney Bishop, Co-Chair  
9:15 – 10:45 amKeynote Speaker
How to Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Research & Practice
Nicole Flynn  
10:45 – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 – 11:20 amParticipatory Advocacy Research Network
Overview and Award
Self-Advocates Ashlee, Theresa, & Yvonne  
11:20 – 11:50 amPresentation 1:
One of the Lucky Ones: A Critical Realist Case Study of A Woman with IDD’s
Experience of Breast Cancer
Rebecca Hansford, Alyson Mahar, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Queen’s University  
  11:50 – 12:20 pmPresentation 2:
My Most Fulfilling Volunteer Experience: The impact of APEX Alumni
Anna Beneteau, Dr. Sean Horton, Chad A. Sutherland, Dr. Sara Scharoun Benson,
Micheline Senia
University of Windsor  
12:20 – 1:20 pmLunch Networking and Poster Session 2
1:20 – 1:50 pmThere Shouldn’t Be A Barrier to Exercise: Student Volunteer Experiences with an Adapted Physical Exercise Program
Mikala Jones, Micheline Senia, Chad A. Sutherland,
Sara Scharoun Benson, Dr. Sean Horton,
University of Windsor  

Barriers to Accessing Higher Education for Black Learners with Intellectual Disabilities
Rexella Dwomoh, Dr. Laura Mullins
Brock University  

Training in Trauma-Informed Positive Behaviour Supports for Direct Support Professionals of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Emily Bulten, Dr. Rosemary Condillac
Brock University

  Award Presentation
Dr. Laura Mullins, Co-Chair  
1:50 – 2:20 pm  Presentation 3 :
Accessibility of Mindfulness Practices for People with Developmental Disabilities” A Critical Interpretive Synthesis
Kirsten Smith, Sue Hutton, Jan Wozniak, & Yani Hamdani,
Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, CAMH  
2:20 – 2:50 pmPresentation 4:
Absence of Objection is Not Sufficient- Incorporating Assent Based Clinical Practices in Supported Living Settings
Chantelle Farrugia, Erin Pankerichan, Elissa Moretto
Kerry’s Place Autism Services  
2:50 – 3:05 pmBreak  
3:05 – 3:35 pmPresentation 5:
Investigating the Relationship between Self-Confidence and Burnout for Professionals Supporting Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Engaging in Challenging Behaviour
Kayla Cormier & Laura Mullins,
Brock University  
3:35 – 4:05 pmPresentation 6:
School Satisfaction Predicts Quality of Life for Children with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Sarah Bjornson, Adrienne Perry  
York University  
4:05- 4:35 pmPresentation 7:
The Effectiveness of Independent Facilitated Personal Plans vs. Traditional Personal Plans in Person-Centered Planning: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Silvana Kurian, Justin Radstake, Sun Baek, Peter Wyngaarden,
Divnoor Ruprai, Cindy Prince
Karis Disability Services (Formerly, Christian Horizons)  
4:35 – 4:40 pmPoster Presentation Award
4:40 – 5:00 pmClosing Remarks
Dr. Laura Mullins, Co-Chair
5pmDepart Conference