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Call for Abstracts--O.A.D.D. Research Special Interest Group Research Day

Deadline January 16, 2015

We are circulating our Call for Abstracts for the O.A.D.D. Research Special Interest Group Research Day.

April 17th, 2015
Thorold, Ontario

The objectives of the RSIG meeting are:

  • To update research advances in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities and exchange information regarding ongoing research activities.
  • To provide opportunity for networking and collaboration for researchers and students with an interest in intellectual/developmental disabilities from across the province.
  • To discuss ways to stimulate interest and support for research at the level of institutions, governments, and research funding bodies.

We would like posters and presentations from professional and student researchers from diverse disciplines who are interested in intellectual/developmental disabilities. We accept both quantitative and qualitative research contributions. Due to time constraints, there is a limit in the number of oral presentations that can be made. Often we cannot accommodate all the talks submitted. Therefore, some individuals may be asked to present a poster instead.

Conference theme: We have incorporated a theme to this year’s conference: “Exploring Strengths Together: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Working with Individuals who have Developmental Disabilities”, which highlights the need for interdisciplinary teams, including family members. It also speaks to the call for more strengths-based approaches, rather than focusing on deficits. Submissions related to this theme are encouraged, but not necessary.

View the complete abstract submission guidelines online at

Deadline for submissions: January 16th, 2015

If you have any questions, you can speak directly with Conference Chair, Shelley Watson, at 705-675-1151, X4223. You can also e-mail or For more information about OADD and RSIG, please visit