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Acquire Practical Tips for Achieving Research Impact: Webinar

Join us January 31 as our KT Manager, Dr. Anneliese Poetz, and KBHN Trainee Stephanie Glegg, a knowledge broker based at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver, present a skill-building webinar aimed at Kids Brain Health trainees, but useful for budding and experienced researchers and KT professionals alike. Last summer, Stephanie expanded her knowledge brokering [...]

January 17th, 2019|Event, News|
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Parenting and Disability – an English as an Additional Language Class in BC

The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is hosting a free class to support parents raising children, or caring for adults with a disability. Parenting and Disability runs from Jan 17 through March 7, 2019, on Thursdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m.  at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. To register, call 604.298.5888 or email Valerie at vlai(AT) PIRS' facilitators will [...]

December 10th, 2018|Event, News|
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Announcement of Results: KBHN Research Funding 2018-2020

Kids Brain Health Network is delighted to announce recipients of funding for 2018-2020.  This two-year period represents the final stage of KBHN's second five-year cycle as a Network of Centres of Excellence. Successful applications are close to implementation, show likelihood of providing benefits to Canada and Canadians, and demonstrate potential to make significant improvements in [...]

April 13th, 2018|Event, News|
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Scientific & Anecdotal Evidence Show Brain-Healing Potential of Broccoli Sprouts

Can cerebral palsy and other neurodisabilities be prevented? Hear Dr. Jerome Yager speak in Vancouver at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute: April 25, 2018 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | room A3-131. Does eating broccoli sprouts as part of a whole foods diet make a difference in outcomes for kids with CP, ADHD, autism and other conditions? [...]

February 15th, 2018|News|
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Answering the call: The Chair in Autism Treatment and Care Research

Five years ago, the Canadian autism community told us of urgent need for impactful research that would change the lives of youth with ASD for the better - now. We celebrate Jonathan Weiss, the inaugural chair, explore his legacy, and look toward the future. “…Research is not really helping families on the ground who desperately [...]

February 15th, 2018|News|
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Parents Spend Out of Pocket for Access to Treatments while Evidence Base and Funding Lag

Since being diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) at 10 weeks of age, treatment has been a constant in Owen Crumpler’s life. His mother, Karena Crumpler, tried many early interventions including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and acupuncture. By the time Owen turned three, Karena and her husband felt he hadn’t made as much progress as they’d [...]

February 7th, 2018|News|
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Life with a Neurodisability Goes Beyond the Brain

Emily Travis was 16 when she began to faint regularly. Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a 12 lb., year-old infant, her health trajectory had been atypical from the start. But when Travis told her doctor she suspected the fainting was linked to her FASD, she was met with a dismissive response. “I’d say, [...]

February 7th, 2018|News|
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Supporting Mental Health in Children with Neurodisabilities and their Families

Mounting evidence is showing that oppositional, irritable or explosive behaviour in kids with neurodisabilties is rooted in the mental health of the child, and the child’s family. A recent study points to anxiety, depression and stress in cerebral palsy (CP), factors also seen in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as the underpinnings of meltdowns, outbursts [...]

February 7th, 2018|News|