News & Publications

International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities in Stockholm: 1–4 June 2016

June 10, 2016

NeuroDevNet’s cerebral palsy investigators and trainees were a significant presence at a major international gathering of CP and developmental researchers held at the Karolinska Institute June 1-4.

A historical meeting of meetings among major cerebral palsy initiatives including new International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD); the Australian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM); and the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), “Challenge the Boundaries” included 14 keynotes; 46 mini-symposia, panel discussions or controversies; 21 instructional courses; 140 oral presentations, 447 posters and 7 pre-conference symposia. 

MYMind meditation study for teens with ASD recruiting

June 6, 2016

Navigating the teenage years with Aspergers can be stressful – both for the teen and their parent(s).

Mindfulness – a conscious practice of being in the moment, attuned to one’s breathing, whether in meditation or going about activities of daily living, is being evaluated as a tool for reducing stress and anxiety by NeuroDevNet Principal Investigator Jonathan Weiss and his team at York University.

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.