Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cerebral palsy

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder



Childhood Disabilities

The following websites provide information and resources on childhood disabilities. For resources on specific disorders, see the links on the left-hand menu for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), cerebral palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

1. Childhood Disability LINK

  • Provides research summaries for families by a wide range of diagnoses, or by themes such as language abilities, social skills, or child behaviour.

2. CanChild Centre for Disability Research

  • A source for childhood disability information, with research summaries for general childhood disability, and specifically for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and brain injury.

3. Holland Bloorview Family Resource Centre

  • Provides information and support to parents raising children with disabilities; includes video, news articles, and family stories on topics such as school, parenting, growing up, money, and respite

4. Brain Canada

  • Provides fact sheets on neuroscience, brain research success stories, and a list of neuroscience-related academic programs at Canadian universities

5. Ontario Brain Institute

  • Provides information on neurodevelopmental disorders and research initiatives focusing on autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and ADHD.

6. WellChild

  • A National charity in the UK that strives to ensure the best care and support for children with a range of disablities and their families.

 Video Resources


1. Raising Children Network

  • In this series of videos, parents share their experiences of raising children with a disability. They discuss getting a diagnosis, finding support, education options, creating a positive family life, and more.

2. Association for Children with a Disability

  • Family perspectives on having a child with a disability