(en anglais) Are you the parent of a youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who displays aggression towards family members?

We are currently recruiting participants to be part of a preliminary pilot study to adapt an intervention called Nonviolent Resistance for parents of youth with FASD who display aggression towards themselves or family members. Participating parents will be required to attend weekly individual sessions and at times group sessions for 13 consecutive weeks. As part

(en anglais) Apply now to the Family Engagement in Research course!

Are you a researcher or family member interested in neurodevelopmental research? Apply now to the Family Engagement in Research course!

Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship from Kids Brain Health Network and a Certificate of Completion from Kids Brain Health Network, CanChild, and McMaster University Continuing Education.

Course Dates:
Fall Cohort: September 20 to November

(en anglais) Game changer: Video game could help improve brain function for children with disabilities

Researchers at the University of Victoria have tapped into a booming gaming industry to help improve brain function and cognitive abilities in children with disabilities.

A team at UVic, building on years of study, have partnered with the private sector to create Dino Island, a video game that takes children with neurodevelopment disabilities on a tour

(en anglais) FASD and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Researchers from CanFASD and other partner organizations have recently published a new paper on FASD and early life adversity called Characterizing Adverse Childhood Experiences among Children and Adolescents with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

FASD and Adversity

Individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and FASD experience brain-based and environmental challenges throughout

Outcomes of Children with FASD in the Child Welfare System


Children living in the child welfare system (i.e. foster care, group homes) are known to experience more adverse outcomes compared to children who live with their biological parents or adoptive/other family members. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are also predisposed to adverse experiences. However, these adverse experiences may be more common for those

Diagnosing People with FASD using Telehealth


Researchers have shown that obtaining a formal FASD diagnosis can benefit individuals and their families. Benefits include access to treatment, knowledge of challenges and strengths, and information on potential secondary outcomes. Despite these benefits, the diagnostic process is rarely a positive experience for individuals and families and may cause significant stress. Geographical location in remote