Recipients 2002

OADD Awards & Scholarship Recipients – 2002

Professional Recognition Award

OADD’s Professional Recognition Award is presented to an individual who, through his/her professional interaction with individuals with developmental disabilities, has contributed significantly to their integration within the community.

Joseph Huggins
Dr. Huggins has been working with individuals with pervasive developmental disorders over the last decade and has been working on what is called ‘The Universal Diagnostic & Treatment Behaviour Control Model.


Media Award

For heightening public awareness of the potential and achievements of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Helen Henderson
Helen Henderson writes on disability issues for the Life section of the Toronto Star. Her column is consistently well-researched, to-the-point, and informative.


Staff Recognition Award

OADD’s Staff Recognition Award is presented to an individual who is employed by an agency funded to provide services to those with developmental disabilities who, as a professional, has contributed significantly to better understanding of, or enhanced the well being of, those with developmental disabilities.

Dale Munro
Mr. Dale Munro is the recipient of this year’s staff recognition award. Dale has a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a clinical supervisor and therapist with Regional Support Associates in Woodstock. He has been a social worker and counsellor with individuals with a developmental disability and their families for over 29 years.


Directors’ Awards of Excellence

For an OADD member who has made, or is making, a very substantial and extensive contribution to the direction, leadership and promotion of OADD.

Rebecca Renwick,  Shaune Lawton


Kay Sansom Scholarships: The awards, one each at the college, university undergraduate, and university graduate level, are granted to individuals who have a proven interest in the field. As such, the award must be used to pursue full time study in a recognized program associated with a professional discipline related to developmental disabilities.

Kristine LeDuc – College student
Kristine is in the final year (Honours) of the Child and Youth Worker Program at Algonquin College. She has a keen interest in pursuing academic goals of obtaining a Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Psychology, to provide her with the skills necessary to provide counseling services to persons with a developmental disability.

Julia Frei – Undergraduate student
Julia is completing her bachelor degree in Biology at Queens. Next year, Julia will be working on a protocol for diagnosing individuals with Fragile X syndrome as part of her Molecular Biology undergraduate thesis.

Jennifer Nachshen – Graduate student
Jennifer is completing her doctoral studies with the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University and is particularly interested in parents? empowerment within the school system. Jennifer is also the Chair of the Special Research Interest Group at OADD.