Within the POND Network, there are many different studies that explore ASD, OCD, ADHD, and ID together in ways that have never been done before. The aim is to increase our understanding of the complexity of these neurodevelopmental disorders, how they are linked, and how this knowledge could be key to the discovery of future therapies.

Understanding the Biology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Anxiety Meter: Detection and Management of Anxiety in Children with ASD

Behavioural Phenotyping


Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Isoforms


Experimental Cognitive Phenotyping

Functional Autonomic Nervous System Measurement

Genome Stratification Discovery

High Risk Infants

iPS Cell Models: Phenotyping Human Neurons and Drug Screens

Mouse and Cell Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Clinical Trials

A Pilot Study of Riluzole vs Placebo

A randomized placebo-controlled trial of tideglusib vs. placebo in the treatment of adolescents with ASD