THE POND NETWORK
A research network striving to understand the biology underpinning neurodevelopmental disorders.
The POND Network is a research network striving to understand the biology underpinning neurodevelopmental disorders to improve diagnosis, care and long-term outcomes for children. Neurodevelopmental disorders studied in the POND Network include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, Rett syndrome, Down Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome or any genetic differences associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
The POND Network focuses on understanding the neurobiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. The POND Network aims to translate findings into effective new treatments. There is an extensive clinical trials network within POND that is the first in Canada of its kind. This research strategy will accelerate the development of new interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders that are more targeted to each person’s specific biology, thus improving long-term outcomes.