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).
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.
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.”
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.