NeuroDevNet, a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), is dedicated to understanding brain development and to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Our Network investigators seek to shed light on the causes of neurodisabilities, and to share this knowledge with health care professionals, policy makers, and communities of interest. With our partners in academia, the community, not-for-profit sector, industry, and government, NeuroDevNet works across traditional disciplinary boundaries and sectors to ensure our findings are translated into tangible diagnostic, preventative, therapeutic, social, economic, and health benefits for all.

We do this through transformative research - engaging in high-impact projects that challenge and advance current understanding. We provide innovative training opportunities to seed a new generation of Canadian researchers dedicated to the same objectives, and empower communities with tools and information to promote earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and optimal outcomes for children today, and in the future.

NeuroDevNet's current research projects focus on autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, supported by collaboration with Core services in neuroethics, neuroinformatics, and knowledge translation.