CEREBRAL PALSY CANADA NETWORK

Cerebral Palsy Canada Network is a national initiative of the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada

For more information, contact us at:

 

Email: cpcanadanetwork@gmail.com

Phone: 1-800-363-2807

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RESEARCH

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The Cerebral Palsy Canada Network empowers families by providing accessible, credible information on new research discoveries and opportunities. Find information on  research opportunities, rehabilitation, new treatments, medical interventions and policies here.

Personalized Parenting Support for Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
 

Children with brain-based developmental disorders often face emotional and behavioural difficulties. These challenges can negatively impact their quality of life and the quality of life of their families. Drs. Patrick McGrath (Centre for Research in Family Health) and Lucy Lach (McGill University) are working together as part of the CHILD-BRIGHT Network to create an online parenting program to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. These disabilities include:

severe learning disability, Epilepsy, Global Development Delay, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or any other diagnosis that affects how your child gets around, communicates their ideas, processes what they hear, or remembers things.

 

The Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Program is being developed to deliver evidence-based care to families in the comfort of their own homes. Our program includes 11 skill-based education sessions, weekly telephone support from trained coaches, video/audio skill demonstrations, and a Parent-to-Parent online support group. The creation of our program has involved parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities as expert advisors in all phases of the project, ensuring program content is relevant to families like their own.

 
 

RESEARCH INFORMATION

A research centre that generates knowledge to transform the lives of children and youth with developmental disorders and their families

CHILD-BRIGHT NETWORK

An innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families.

A website providing knowledge on childhood disability for service providers and families

CP-NET

An initiative by CanChild to create partnerships between researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders to transform the lives of individuals with CP specifically through research and discovery

KIDS BRAIN HEALTH NETWORK

A national network of researchers and health professionals helping children with neurodisabilities and their families.