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Recently Identified Genes So Specific to Autism They Hold Diagnostic Potential

2020-03-27T09:35:44-08:00March 27th, 2020|News|

The recent identification of new genetic variants associated with autism brings to the forefront important considerations when using genetics as a tool for detection of this complex disorder. “Whole genome sequencing resource identifies 18 new candidate genes for autism spectrum disorder”—which was funded by Kids Brain Health Network and published in Nature Neuroscience—is the largest [...]

FASD Day in the Ontario Legislature

2020-03-27T09:40:16-08:00March 11th, 2020|Events|

FASD Day in the Ontario Legislature By: Karen Moore   When I first heard about the plan to take 15 families, which included children and youth with FASD, I thought, "Are you kidding me? We are going to travel form Lanark county to Toronto, stay in a hotel overnight and then spend the day at [...]

2020 FASD Advocacy Day Photo Gallery

2020-03-11T09:15:11-08:00February 27th, 2020|Events|

The 2nd Annual FASD Day February 24, 2020, marked the 2nd annual FASD Advocacy Day.  Twelve families travelled to Ontario to share their stories on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and advocate for legislative changes that would allow for more meaningful public consultation and the development of a provincial strategy. KBHN Cheif Scientific Officer, Dr. [...]

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker steps into 2020 in the role of Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of KBHN

2020-02-06T14:16:43-08:00January 21st, 2020|News|

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker has been involved with Kids Brain Health Network since 2013, and has worked with the Network in many different capacities. Most recently, she was appointed as KBHN’s Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, a role she is enthusiastic to take on. “The leading research that occurs through collaboration with researchers, trainees, partners and stakeholders [...]

The Canadian Paediatric Society releases recommendations for assessment of youth with autism spectrum disorder

2020-03-27T09:41:34-08:00October 25th, 2019|News|

The Canadian Paediatric Society has recently released three position statements for the assessment of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, the Director of the Autism Research Centre based at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, is one of the lead investigators on a KBHN-funded study of infants at increased risk of ASD. His [...]

Dr. Shelly Weiss Appointed North American Representative of Governing Council for World Sleep Society

2020-03-27T09:43:18-08:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

Dr. Shelly Weiss, Neurologist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, was recently elected to the Governing Council of the World Sleep Society. Weiss has been involved in evaluation of children with sleep disorders for more than 20 years. As one of the researchers [...]

KBHN supports early assessment tool to identify children at-risk for FASD

2019-09-09T09:32:03-08:00September 9th, 2019|News|

September 9, 2019 Receiving a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnosis isn’t easy. First, it requires confirmation of prenatal exposure to alcohol. If—and only if—this is confirmed, a lengthy referral process ensues, followed by a diagnostic assessment which usually doesn’t take place until a child is school-aged, and often even later.  But research has shown [...]

Bridging the Gap: the Jooay App is Transforming Access to Leisure for Children with Disabilities

2019-12-04T13:26:36-08:00August 30th, 2019|News|

September 6, 2019 Community leisure activities are an important source of physical activity and healthy development for youth. For children with disabilities, however, it can be challenging to find local activities that are accessible and inclusive to their needs. Developed at McGill University and funded in part by Kids Brain Health, the Jooay App is [...]

From Research to Impact: How Efficient Are Our Health Interventions?

2020-03-27T10:47:32-08:00August 29th, 2019|News|

The challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities can be complex, and families often access a wide range of specialized clinical, educational, and community-based interventions to help their children. But the reality is money is limited and competition to fund these interventions and services can be stiff. Being able to prove the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions [...]