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July 2020

Mental Health & Resiliency for Staff in the DS sector

July 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With the support of the Cowan Foundation and in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), OASIS is hosting a webinar specifically on mental health and resiliency for staff in the Developmental Services Sector. The aims of this webinar will be to: increase staff understanding of mental health and resiliency, as well as available mental health supports; identify skills and strategies to manage stress and anxiety; and engage with colleagues around the province to support community building…

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COVID 19 and IDD Webinar Series

July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Health Care of Adults with IDD During COVID-19 Mental Health Research and Practice Register to join us for the second webinar of this series on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 1200-1330 hours EST. Our expert speakers will address mental health research and practice related to people with IDD, as well as offer resources and practice tips. for more information click here

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Psychopharmacology and the role of the DSP

July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ID/MH Dual Diagnosis series for the Direct Support Professional Psychopharmacology & the role of the DSP Webinar jointly presented by NADD, Rutgers University, NADSP Presenter: Melissa Cheplic MPH

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September 2020

NADD 18th Annual Conference

September 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

NADD 18th Annual State of Ohio MI/ID Conference Remote Virtual Conference - Mental Health Aspects, Treatment and Support Keynote Speakers: Dr Karyn Harvey Dr. Stephen Ruedrich Dr Allison Cowan Members $115 Non-members $140

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Incorporating TeleHealth in Community Based Supports

September 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On OADD On-line Educational Event Presenter: Dee Sperry This online presentation will introduce participants to TeleHealth principles and will explore how incorporating TeleHealth into existing networks of support can expand services without expanding budgets. This presentation will include case-based examples to illustrate how supports offered over the internet can help participants live more independently with greater success. This is not about video conferencing; it’s about delivering individualized support and services. Sponsored by Trillium Support Services

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October 2020

Resilience in Times of Grief & Loss

October 8, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

An OADD On-line Educational Event Presenters: Cheryl Farrugia & Lina Baccarella This first of three presentation by CL & F will help participants to: recognize the signs of grief & loss in themselves and others and identify the value of self care. Provided courtesy of CL & F Inspired Leadership To register: send an email oadd@oadd.org with your name and agency. Registration is complimentary for OADD members and 2020 conference registrants.

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Leading in Challenging Times

October 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

An OADD On-line Educational Event Presenters: Cheryl Farrugia & Lina Baccarella Today's leaders will appreciate this dynamic on-line training to help build resilient teams by: Lowering the volume on F.E.A.R. Using a change management model to pivot organizational thinking Courtesy of CL & F Inspired Leadership

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November 2020

Health & Wellness

November 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

An OADD On-line Educational Event Presenters: Cheryl Farrugia & Lina Baccarella The focus for this third presentation by CL&F will be Health and Wellness. Topics to be addressed will be Mental Health in the Workplace and Self-Care Planning; two essential tools for a productive and health workplace environment. Courtesy of CL&F Inspired Leadership

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Navigating the Justice System for Persons with DD in a COVID-19 TeleHealth World

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

An OADD On-line Educational Event Presenters: Vicky Simos, Courtney Hutson & Marnie McDermott The Community Networks of Specialized Care-Central East have Dual Diagnosis Justice Coordinators (DDJC) who provide cross-sector partnerships; assistance in navigating the court system and provide education across all sectors on how to better support individuals with developmental disabilities who have come in contact with the justice system. The role of the DDJC is to assist individuals to prepare for all aspects of their court matters using a bio-psychosocial…

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December 2020

Optimizing Individualized Care: Using all the Tools in our Collective Toolkits

December 3, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

An OADD On-line Educational Event Presenters: Alison Cox, Autumn Kozluk There are three common intervention approaches to treating challenging behaviour in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including: behavioural, psychopharmacological and combined interventions. This presentation will discuss the clinical implications of an improved understanding of drug-behaviour mechanisms and describe existing literature on individualized evaluation systems. The focus will be to consider ways to improve evaluation strategies and better facilitate individualized models of care for individuals with IDD who engage in…

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