Participate in Research at Holland Bloorview

Holland Bloorview’s research institute conducts need-based and ground breaking health research to make a real-world impact in the lives of children and youth with a disability, and their families.

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List of research studies

Optimizing life success through Residential Immersive Life Skills programs for youth with disabilities


The goal of the study is to understand how youth develop life skills as they grow and mature over the course of a year.

Participate in this study:

Are you a youth with a disability? Consider participating in a study about youth transitions

Parent perspectives on advance care planning for an individual with cerebral palsy


This study is about understanding what parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) think about having advance care planning conversations with their health-care providers. Advance care planning may help families better understand their child's diagnosis and prognosis and then use that knowledge to think, talk and plan for possible future educational, financial, health and medical issues that my arise. The purpose of this research is to help us understand what parents think about having advance care planning conversations and to guide clinicians about what should be discussed, when these topics should be raised, and with whom families prefer to have these conversations.


Participate in this study:

How should we talk with parents of children with cerebral plays about advance care planning? Join our study and let us know.


Expectations and Roles in Children's Rehab


We want to hear stories from parents/guardians and service providers about learning, setting, and negotiating ‘expectations’ for roles in children’s rehab. Stories may come from any time during your rehab journey.

Participate in this study:

Have different expectations between you and service providers ever caused you to experience disappointment? Frustration? Surprise? Opportunity? Consider participating in our study.

Studying Technology Use in Children


Researchers at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are doing a study to understand how children with and without ASD use technology.

Participate in this study:

For this study we will ask you to complete a short online survey with 47 questions. This usually takes about 10 – 15 minutes. The survey is anonymous - We will NOT ask you to tell us your name or anything else that may identify you.

Infant Sibling Study: Attention and Emotional Regulation in Typical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder


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We are trying to determine whether early behavioural signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be observed in young infants. Second we hope to learn more about whether differences in certain body signals (such as temperature, heart rate, sweating) during a variety of tasks can be observed. We want to see if these signs are different in infants who go on to have ASD, compared to those who do not.