News & Publications

Creation of critical health technologies at heart of international agreement

June 13, 2016

The global need for new health technology solutions is the impetus for an agreement signed today by Simon Fraser University, the City of Surrey and France’s Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies (SATT Grand Centre).

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizes a relationship between Canadian researchers, including NeuroDevNet investigators and the AGE-WELL NCE, and SATT Grand Centre, which serves as a key interface between its network of researchers and companies to promote innovation in four French regions.

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).