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Adding Experience to Expertise – How Parents can Impact the Relevance of Research

Parents of children with disabilities are stepping up to take a powerful role in shaping relevant, impactful research. Their greatest asset: their own personal, lived experiences of caring for their child. Parents Participating in Research (PPR), a Kids Brain Health Network-funded private Facebook group, is part of an emerging research model that brings parents and [...]

July 26th, 2018|News|
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Dr. James Reynolds Appointed Interim Chief Scientific Officer of Kids Brain Health Network

Dr. James Reynolds, Professor of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s, has been appointed as the Interim Chief Scientific Officer of Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN). One of the original researchers in KBHN, Dr. Reynolds has been a highly engaged in the Network in both leadership [...]

July 14th, 2018|News|
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KBHN Board Chair and KBHN Associate Investigator recognized for contributions in ASD care

Kids Brain Health Network is delighted to congratulate Dr. Sheila Laredo, KBHN Chair of the Board of Directors, and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou, KBHN associate investigator, and their peers on the Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee who were recently awarded the Gerry Bloomfield Award by Autism Ontario. The Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee is an advisory [...]

July 6th, 2018|News|
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Game on! Exergames research examines relationship between activity and cognitive improvements

An article from the UFV Today highlights the work of Kids Brain Health Network trainees in adapting Exergames, a physical activity program originally designed for children and youth with CP, to explore the impact of exercise and cognition in children with FASD. "HURRY UP CHEETAH! GO! GO! GO!!” There’s high-energy action in a resource room at [...]

July 3rd, 2018|News|
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Being Active Boosts Kids’ Brain Health

Kids Brain Health Network  supports findings in the 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Released today, the Report Card gave Canadian kids a score of D+ for Overall Physical Activity. This grade is particularly alarming considering that this year’s Report Card also highlights important connections between physical activity and kids’ [...]

June 19th, 2018|News|
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Board Vice Chair Colin Deacon Appointed to Senate

Kids Brain Health Network is delighted to share that the Hon. Colin Deacon was appointed an independent Senator on June 18. Senator Deacon, who fills a vacant Senate seat in Nova Scotia, has led a distinguished career as an entrepreneur and business leader. His leadership in promoting technology start-ups and businesses has helped create new jobs [...]

June 15th, 2018|News|
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Upcoming CBC Town Hall to Focus on Disabilities and Transition: the impact of aging out

For families raising children with disabilities, the transition between childhood and adulthood can be so abrupt and dramatic, it’s often called ‘falling off the cliff’. As teens lose access to pediatric services, parents are left scrambling to make up for the loss. Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, a KBHN investigator, Director of CanChild Research Centre at [...]

June 11th, 2018|Event|
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Mental Health Across Generations: the role of antidepressants in maternal and child wellbeing

Existing evidence on the impact of antidepressant use during pregnancy on child development is often too mixed to offer women concrete answers about the implications for their children. This difficult, but urgent area of research has been a long-term research interest for Network Investigator Dr. Tim Oberlander, and the focus of a Brain Canada-KBHN postdoctoral [...]

June 11th, 2018|News|
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No Child Left Behind: a rights based approach to childhood disabilities

Kids Brain Health Network, CHILD-BRIGHT and Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Canada Chair in Childhood Disability, are co-sponsoring a small delegation of disability rights advocates to attend a meeting of the UN Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York City.  As part of the June 13, 2018 Convention gathering, Dr. Shikako-Thomas will [...]

June 8th, 2018|Event|
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Beyond the Numbers: Why Canadian Neurodisability Prevalence Rates Matter

Rob More remembers sitting in on a meeting where two parents were telling the school principal that their children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) needed more support. The school psychologist chimed in to inform them that FASD was not a recognized disability. For More, a special needs educator and parent advocate, the story encapsulates [...]

May 28th, 2018|News|