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About us

The Centre for Leadership in Child Development supports interdisciplinary research and evaluation of interventions for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders and others.

The Centre‘s initiatives facilitate collaboration, enhance evidence-informed clinical practice and research that improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

2017-18 Centre for Leadership in CDP projects

  • Putting weighty topics into action: Sharing stories “from the floor” through a knowledge translation casebook to foster positive weight-related conversations
  • KneuroKnits: Evaluating the impact of a knitting group for youth with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism) on social skills and anxiety
  • Enhancing care for young people with muscular dystrophy: Addressing the human elements of progressive illness
  • Evaluating the benefits of providing information to families in advance of their health care visit
  • Project LEApp (Learning to Eat App): Developing an iPad-based video modeling intervention for increasing food variety in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • What are the mental health and wellness needs of young adults with spina bifida? A community based participatory research study

2016-17 Centre for Leadership in CDP projects

2015-16 Centre for Leadership Project Summaries

Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiatives

Community leadership and capacity building

Autism spectrum disorder research

* Centre for Leadership funded initiative

Cerebral Palsy Initiatives

Community leadership and capacity building

Clinical research and interventions

* Centre for Leadership funded initiative

Child Development Initiatives

Child Development research

* Centre for Leadership funded initiative