My COVID Disability Q

Canada’s New Q&A Hub for Canadians with Disabilities CanChild, the Kids Brain Health Network, and the CHILD-BRIGHT Network are happy to announce the launch of My COVID Disability Q., a new Twitter Q&A hub for Canadian children and youth with disabilities as well as family members speaking on their behalf. Using My COVID Disability [...]

2020-05-11T09:28:48-08:00May 11th, 2020|News|

New Health Canada Document on Disability, Family and COVID-19

On May 7th, Health Canada released new and important guidance about people with disabilities and COVID-19. As the nature of some disabilities may put individuals at a higher risk of infection, you’re invited to consult COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada. If you have a disability or care for someone who does, this guidance document [...]

2020-05-08T09:26:03-08:00May 8th, 2020|News|

Mitacs and Kids Brain Health Network partner to support children with disabilities during COVID-19

May 6, 2020 Vancouver, BC — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the goal of promoting an inclusive response for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, a new partnership between Mitacs and Kids Brain Health Network provides leveraged funding to support interns working on challenges specific to this vulnerable population. The Mitacs–Kids [...]

2020-05-12T08:38:10-08:00May 6th, 2020|News|

Webinar: Coaching in the Time of COVID

Professionals who coach parents as part of their work are welcome to attend a free webinar offered by KBHN researcher Dr. Jessica Brian, PhD, along with her team for Social ABCs, a KBHN-supported, parent-mediated intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. It will take place on Monday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. [...]

2020-04-24T11:32:23-08:00April 24th, 2020|Events|

Pregnant moms across Canada surveyed on COVID-19

Understanding how mental and physical well-being during pregnancy are affected by the COVID-19 pandemicTo shed light on stress, depression and infant brain development during this time of extreme change,  a research team at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is asking pregnant moms about the impact [...]

2020-04-20T09:53:43-08:00April 20th, 2020|News|

BEST SIBS Study

BrothErs and Sisters involvement in health care TranSition for youth wIth Brain-based disabilitieS (BEST SIBS) Study We are looking for siblings to take part in a research study to understand their experiences with their brother or sister with a brain-based disability who is preparing for health care transition in Ontario. Are you a sibling of [...]

2020-04-17T11:36:32-08:00April 16th, 2020|News|

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pregnancy

MotherToBaby Pregnancy Study is seeking pregnant women to volunteer for valuable research on autoimmune diseases and their treatments. COVID-19 in Pregnancy Registry Who can participate? Women who have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 within 30 days of the first day of their last menstrual period (LMP) or anytime in pregnancy will qualify for [...]

2020-04-16T12:14:05-08:00April 16th, 2020|News|

Informing Canada’s Autism Strategy: Lessons From Across the Globe

Kids Brain Health Network and CASDA are partnering to present "Informing Canada’s Autism Strategy: Lessons From Across the Globe" About this Event Kids Brain Health Network and CASDA are partnering to present "Informing Canada’s Autism Strategy: Lessons From Across the Globe" as CASDA's WAMwebinar #2, a live Youtube event. Based off the Blueprint and Roadmap [...]

2020-04-15T06:46:27-08:00April 15th, 2020|Events|

Recently Identified Genes So Specific to Autism They Hold Diagnostic Potential

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 [...]

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