News & Publications

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.

Making Our Web Resources Accessible and Relevant

April 8, 2016

Are you currently working with or raising a child with disabilities? Childhood Disability LINK, a NeuroDevNet affiliate, recently launched a campaign to hear more about the experiences of people like you. The organization is in the midst of reassessing its website structure and related engagement within the community, and has moved to update their content by first taking a look through the lens of those who are impacted the most.