Welcome to the O.A.D.E. website!






The Ministry of Education has released their direction to school boards with regards to opening schools in the Fall 2020.

Sometimes students in developmental education can be over looked. OADE wants to gather your thoughts about how students with developmental disabilities and school staff can return to school in the fall in a safe learning environment.

Please click on the link below for more information and to participate in the survey. 


OADE COVID-19 Survey 




The OADE Spring conference was not held this year. 

We look forward to seeing you all next spring. 



2019 OADE Innovation Grants   


Are you hoping to do something new and innovative in your classroom to support the learning of students with developmental disabilities?  Maybe an OADE Innovation Grant can assist!

Use the link, below, to get more information and to apply.

2019 OADE Innovation Grant




Contact us for "Let's Celebrate" certificates for your students!

New OADE "Membership" format is now in place. We are moving to a "subscriber" database, which includes the option to "opt out", if you wish. Current memberships will be honoured and added automatically to our subscriber list.  


As of this posting, annual membership fees will no longer be charged.    

Instead, a new "Donation" button is now available below and on several pages of the site.   

We ask that you continue to support OADE in this way now and in the future! Thanks!  




If you are not sure if you are an OADE subscriber, you can confirm by sending us your information through this link! 


You can apply to join our Provincial Executive, using this form, or nominate someone for an OADE Award (see Awards page for descriptions) using this form. Please download and/or print the necessary form and follow the instructions given. There ARE deadlines, so get yours in as soon as possible to ensure you or your nominee is eligible. 


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You can reach us at: webmaster@oade.ca