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For autistic kids, iDevices are life changers - Globe & Mail

April 19, 2010 you enter Emily Buczek’s Toronto classroom, it’s like Times Square: Everywhere you look, there’s a new visual distraction.

Autism Speaks Canada

April 1, 2010

Autism affects 1 out of every 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Autism prevalence figures are growing. Now, more than ever, we need answers.

Article available at Autism Speaks.

Brainstorming: Canada launches landmark national study on children's brain development - National Post

March 26, 2010

If there's a motto for NeuroDevNet, a landmark Canadian effort in researching brain development, it's this quote from Frederick Douglass, which appears on the project's website: "it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Motor-skill activities hold promise of rewiring children's damaged brains - Globe & Mail

February 1, 2010

The six-year-old boy plays the game Operation, skillfully wielding a pair of tweezers in a school gym that doubles as a research lab. His brain has been damaged by the alcohol his mother drank when he was in the womb, but he's adept at extracting tiny plastic bones.

By Anne McIlroy
Available in the January 29th issue of The Globe & Mail.