OADD Fall Workshop

November 8th and 9th, 2022 at the Donald Gordon Centre Kingston

The OADD is excited to be hosting a hybrid (virtual and in-person) event at the Donald Gordon Centre in Kingston November 8th and 9th. The focus of the event will be sharing information about the Journey to Belonging, the changes it will mean and how Developmental Services agencies have developed ways to adapt.

Registration form is at the bottom of this page


Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre

421 Union Street, Kingston ON

Hotel accommodations are available and can be booked separately at the Donald Gordon Centre using code 51847. Rates for accommodation are $160 + tax per night for single occupancy.

Member rates:

  • $275 + HST – in-person attendance
  • $175 + HST – virtual attendance

Non-member Rates:

  • $325 + HST – in-person attendance
  • $225 + HST – virtual attendance

Remember – General membership is only $15 per year! Organizational membership is $300 (pro-rated) and covers all staff of the member agency

November Event Program

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

8:30 am 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am 10:45am

Journey to Belonging – MCCSS presenters

Abstract to come

10:45am 11:00am Break
11:00am 12:30pm

The Clinical Justice Program: An Integrated Approach to Justice Navigation

Presenters: Courtney Hutson, Samantha Airhart, Vicky Simos, Marnie McDermott

The Clinical Justice Program (CJP), established in 2018, is a collaboration between Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences (Mackenzie Health) and Community Networks of Specialized Care-Central East (CLH Developmental Support Services). The CJP’s mission is to support complex individuals with a dual diagnosis who are involved in the criminal justice system as a victim, witness or accused to ensure they experience the justice system in an equitable manner. This in turn, will provide access to appropriate sanctions, improve intersectional collaboration, as well as reduce fiscal costs associated with prolonged court delays. The CJP encompasses four separate pillars of clinical support including: the Justice Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Clinic, the Adapted- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (A-DBT) Justice Group, the Justice App and the Justice Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Clinic (in development). To date, qualitative and quantitative data supports the success of this program, which is being delivered through a hybrid model of support. Participants will learn four different models of support, community collaboration and the referral process which can assist an individual with a dual diagnosis that has encountered the justice system. The participants will also be offered the opportunity to download the user-friendly Justice App that can be used to build capacity within their organization to assist clients that are currently being supported in the justice system.

12:30pm 1:30pm Hosted Lunch
1:30pm 3:00pm

Trauma Informed Care

Presenter: Leah Jeffery

People with developmental disabilities experience mental health issues as a result of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect in greater numbers than the general public. Behaviors are often mistaken as non-compliance, manipulative, and attention-seeking when in actuality they may be a response to earlier experiences of trauma. Through understanding the neurobiology of trauma, participants will begin to reshape their view of behaviors and develop a toolbox of evidenced-based strategies to effectively support those in their care.

3:00pm 3:15pm Break
3:15 pm4:45 pm

Working with Micro Boards

Presenter: Pooran Law
Abstract to come

7:00 pm 10:00pm Casual Networking Evening
Drop in and connect with friends in the pub

Wednesday November 9th, 2022

9:00 am 10:30am

Domestic Human Trafficking: Awakening

Presenters: Deanna Djos, Wendy Leaver

Deanna Djos and Wendy Leaver are members of the Domestic Human Trafficking (DHT) Team from Montage Support Services. They will provide resources and tools on how to recognize Domestic Human Trafficking and share information about how the team at Montage has provided a person-centered trauma and survivor-informed pillars of support for victims of DHT with IDD (Intellectual Developmental Disabilities).

10:30am 10:45am Break
10:45am 12:15am

Day Program Innovation

Panelists: TBA

Agencies providing Day Programming have had to adapt and change to respond to COVID and the Journey to Belonging. 4 panelists representing various Ontario agencies will present on the innovative re-structuring of their respective Day Programs. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. This is a great chance to learn about what works and what will fit with your agencies’ vision in this changing world.

12:15am 1:00pm Hosted Lunch

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Credit card payments will be processed after a short 1 - 2 minute delay. You may receive a warning message to this effect however the delay will not affect your payment. If you have any concerns about your registration or payment please contact the OADD office at oadd@oadd.org or 416-429-3720. Thank you.

If you represent an agency interested in registering a group please email oadd@oadd.org.

OADD Fall Workshop, Nov 8th & 9th

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