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Jonathan Weiss to host TEDxYorkU Salon: “Spectrum”

May 25, 2016

On May 28th, 2016, York University will be holding its first TEDxYorkUSalon: “Spectrum.” Hosted by York Professor of Psychology and NeuroDevNet investigator Dr. Jonathan Weiss, the event aims to provide a forum for discussion among the community of Canadian autism stakeholders, focusing specifically on concerns relevant to transition-age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

NeuroDevNet FASD researchers respond to Scottish screening study

May 3, 2016

Just how common is it for a mother to consume alcohol while pregnant? New research in Scotland suggests that the numbers may be as high as 42%.

In a pilot study led by neonatologist Dr. Helen Mactier, meconium - the material passed shortly after birth that is composed of matter ingested in the womb - was collected from 200 infants and reviewed for evidence of maternal alcohol consumption while their mothers completed a lifestyle survey.

What does it take to put together a TEDx Talk?

April 21, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it takes to plan and execute a TEDx event? In a new guest post featured on NeuroDevNet’s KT blog, network affiliates Drs. Jonathan Weiss and Jonathan Lai detail the extent of behind-the-scenes preparation involved in producing their upcoming TEDxYorkUSalon event, “Spectrum.”

Board Member Donna Thompson to teach advocacy skills to Ottawa parents

April 20, 2016

Three of Canada's top parent advocates will teach the art of advocacy to Ottawa parents raising children with disabilties at a May 12 gathering. 

Board member Donna Thomson, author of the widely regarded "The Four Walls of My Freedom" will join Julie Keon, author of "What Would I Tell You," and Kim McLeod, facilitator of "One More Thing," a community on Facebook and member of a group of mothers of children with extremely rare disorders, are to share their stories and insights to help ease the way for other parents of children, with or without a formal diagnosis.