NADD Ontario’s mission:
To advance mental wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through the promotion of excellence in mental health care.
NADD Ontario’s vision:
We envision a society wherein persons with a developmental disability and mental health needs (dual diagnosis) and their families have full and equitable access to supports and services that promote and enhance their mental health and well-being.
We believe that this can be achieved through:
- A continuum of support and services that includes family and natural supports and ranges from the promotion of mental health to treatment and long term care.
- Integrated and collaborative approaches to services and supports.
- Treatment approaches that are based in biopsychosocial models of care.
NADD Ontario’s Current Focus:
Enhancing provincial investment in sustainable education and training initiatives to support recruitment and retention of human resources.
Who We Are:
NADD Ontario (formerly The Habilitative Mental Health Resource Network) is the Ontario Chapter of the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.
- Click here for NADD Ontario Brochure.
- Dual diagnosis is defined as the co-existence of an intellectual / developmental disability and mental health needs.
- The Ontario Chapter began in 1991 and was incorporated in 1993.
- The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) is located in New York, with membership from across North America, Europe, and Australia. NADD has an important role in disseminating information and stimulating interest in clinical, programme, and policy issues related to dual diagnosis.
- If you reside in Ontario and join NADD, you automatically become a member of NADD Ontario.
What We Do:
1. NADD Ontario is a provincial information resource on dual diagnosis practice, services and supports:
- We publish a twice annual on-line Newsletter with information about policy and service developments, information and support resources, upcoming events, and examples from Ontario of collaborative partnerships
- We provide access to the most current available information and resources in the field of Dual Diagnosis
2. NADD Ontario advocates for excellence in the field of dual diagnosis:
- We write position papers advocating for and responding to policy and practice on topics such as system organization, education and training.
- We participate in provincial forums and provide advice to policy makers
- We promote linkages across the developmental, health sectors and other sectors in order to enhance services for persons with a dual diagnosis
3. NADD Ontario supports and facilitates education and training initiatives
- We publish and distribute Dual Diagnosis: An introduction to the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities, a comprehensive training curriculum that has been used throughout the province for formal training and informal learning
- We conduct or co-sponsor workshops and conferences
What is the purpose of the resource network?
Our purpose is to promote the development of appropriate resources and services that meet the needs of persons with a dual diagnosis and their families.
Benefits of Membership in NADD
NADD offers up-to-date information, training, and resources, care and treatment information related to the mental health issues of persons with a developmental disability. By joining NADD, you are automatically a member of NADD Ontario.
The benefits of membership include:
- The NADD Bulletin, the official publication of NADD. This is published bimonthly and features articles addressing clinical, programmatic, research and family oriented issues concerning mental health aspects in persons with disabilities.
- The Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, the official research journal of the NADD.
- NADD Education and training materials at discounted prices. These include books, audio tapes and CDs and video presentations.
- Online forums focusing on NADD committees and special interest groups where members can discuss issues and concerns related to clinical, programmatic and policy issues in the field of Dual Diagnosis.
- Discounts on all NADD and NADD Ontario sponsored regional, national and international conferences.
- NADD Ontario educational materials and forums. The Ontario chapter’s book entitled Dual Diagnosis: An Introduction to the Mental Health Needs of Persons with Developmental Disabilities continues to be met with critical acclaim both in Canada and the United States, and is becoming recognized as an excellent educational tool for persons interested in learning more about this important field.
- NADD Ontario twice annual Newsletter featuring Interministerial news, cross sector partnerships, information and support resources.
- Opportunity to network with professionals, care providers, families and individuals who share a concern for the field of Dual Diagnosis.
- Free posting on “Employment” page of this site for positions relevant to dual diagnosis.
- Participation in NADD Ontario with full voting rights in both NADD and NADD Ontario.
- Perhaps most importantly your membership helps to ensure that there is a strong voice for persons with a Dual Diagnosis both internationally and locally.
Do you want to become a member? Click here.
Inquire about family, student, individual and organizational memberships. Cost is paid in US dollars with 20% returned to support Ontario Chapter activities.
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the field of
dual diagnosis in Ontario? Click here for the NADD ON Chapter Recognition Award Terms of Reference
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Phone: 416-535-8501 Ext 1136 Susan Morris
NADD Ontario Chapter
Dual Diagnosis Program
Unit 4 Room 112
1001 Queen St. West
Toronto ON M6J 1H4
Bylaws of NADD Ontario:
Current bylaws, updated May 2009
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