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Former Board Chair Appointed Medical Advisor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Sheila Laredo, immediate past chair of KBHN's Board of Directors has been selected by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) as the College’s first Chief Medical Advisor, following an extensive search. Dr. Laredo is an MD and specializes in endocrinology and metabolism. She is a healthcare leader and is recognized for [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:01-08:00December 7th, 2018|News|

New KBHN Online KT Course on Udemy: Advancing Research Impact

Join David Phipps, KBHN's KT lead, and Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services, for an in-depth immersion in the  Co-Produced Pathway to Impact (CPPI) Framework for Planning and Evaluation of Research, KT, and Commercialization. Advancing Research Impact is a brand new addition to Udemy's suite of research methods courses, developed by KBHN KT Manager Anneliese [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:01-08:00December 5th, 2018|News|

Working to Understand and Ease the Stress of Transitions

Kids Brain Health projects study and strive to support transitions from toddler years through young adulthood and beyond, because families tell us the system is failing to maximize the potential of people with neurodisabilities. In honour of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, we highlight our researchers' work in social determinants of health, and [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:01-08:00December 3rd, 2018|News|

Understanding Families’ Experiences: Why a Diagnosis Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

In the early 2000s, Sharon McCarry was a globe-trotting Fortune-500 marketing director working ten to 12 hours a day. When her second child, Colm, started showing developmental delays during his first year, it was the beginning of “a life that was different, in every single aspect,” she says. McCarry, who lives in Montreal, left behind [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:01-08:00November 6th, 2018|News|

Seeking Expressions of Interest for the Post of KBHN Chief Scientific Officer

Kids Brain Health Network is recruiting for the post of Chief Scientific Officer. We have launched a search committee, and are contacting partners and individuals and organizations closely allied to the Network and its activities to assist in identifying suitable candidates for this highly strategic position within Canada’s neurodevelopmental community. As a national network of [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:01-08:00November 1st, 2018|News|

Celebrating the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry and its Role on World CP Day

The Canadian CP Registry helped forge an alliance among cerebral palsy researchers across the country, and supports new insights and understandings of the most common motor disability in children. Established in 2003 in Quebec, Kids Brain Health, then known as NeuroDevNet, funded the expansion of the registry to its current coverage of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:02-08:00October 6th, 2018|News|

Transforming Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy by Focusing on their Abilities

Dr. Verónica Schiariti  is championing the use of an online tool to promote care for children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP) that emphasizes their functional capacities and abilities. Her efforts to transform the way CP is perceived and medically supported began as a Kids Brain Health supported postdoctoral fellow. As a trainee in developmental [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:02-08:00October 3rd, 2018|News|

Multiple Barriers Face Francophones with FASD in Ontario

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) resources are a lifeline for families raising children with the neurodisability. But many Francophone families are cut off, simply because those resources can’t be found in French. The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program, a KBHN-funded organization, has been providing FASD resources, education for professionals, and service navigation in the Ottawa region [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:02-08:00September 7th, 2018|News|

Crisis in Care: The Discussion on Transitions for Youth with Disabilities is Far from Over

As young people with disabilities head towards adulthood, they find themselves cut off from familiar health services only to fall through the cracks of a fragmented adult care system. For many families raising children with disabilities, this transition is so abrupt and disorientating that it is described as “falling off the cliff”. While youth with disabilities [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:02-08:00August 22nd, 2018|News|