(March 8, 2018) Dr. Melanie Penner, clinician investigator and developmental paediatrician in the autism research centre, talks with CTV News Toronto about her findings that Canadian autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic practices vary widely and wait times for diagnosis for families are an average of seven months. (link not available).
(February 4, 2018) The Hummer, developed by Dr. Tom Chau and team allows one family - Maria and Elena Chukalovskaya - to communicate with the world around them using the life-changing technology. Dr. Chau was recently recognized with the Order of Ontario for his work in advancing the field of childhood disability, and ultimately, the basic human right for all people to communicate. Read more in Toronto Sun.
(January 22, 2018) Researcher and PhD student Amanda Fleury, who works in the PRISM lab at Holland Bloorview has developed a first-of-its-kind technology that allows kids with complex needs to communicate with the blink of an eye. Read the full story on CBC News.
(December 18, 2017) Dr. Tom Chau, Pierre Duez, Andrea Lamont, and Eric Wan were recognized for their work on the Virtual Music Instrument (VMI) with the Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General Julie Payette. Read the full story in Niagara This Week.
(November 26, 2017) Dr. Nick Reed comments on the state of concussion rates among kids and youth - and that injuries remain underreported - during a public hearing for Bill 193 (Rowan's Law). Watch the CTV News video here.