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POND Parent Information Day 2018

November 3, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We would like to invite you to join and participate in the “Family Research Information Day”.
The main goal of this day will be for us to share our recent research findings and get your feedback and input as we move forward. We thank you for your participation in all our research studies. Your volunteer contribution is allowing scientists and clinicians to gather a wealth of behavioural and biological data that will in turn lead to a better understanding of these disorders.

Click here to view the agenda for the day

In conjunction with the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), we are trying to compensate the cost of child care for the day and parking. If you are interested in submitting the cost of your child’s care while you are at the POND Family Day you will be required to fill out an expense form and you will need the receipt for your child’s care.

Click here to download the expense form

The form will also be available the day of the event.
OBI will reimburse up to $22.50/hour for respite or childcare services. With the expense claim, please provide a receipt for the respite services and/or parking, or the name and address of the babysitter/childcare and the amount paid.
We hope you can join us for the Family Research Information Day. If you are not able to join in person we will be live streaming the talks and we will also post all the talks for viewing at a later time at:

In the News

Quashing sex bias in autism research calls for participant rainbow – Spectrum, September 25 2018

Doctors’ Notes: New brain imaging data points to better treatments for autism and ADHD – Toronto Star, September 26 2016

ADHD Deserves More Respect, Recognition And Resources – Huffington Post, May 30 2016

ADHD, OCD, autism: Is it time to redraw the boundaries separating childhood behavioural disorders? – The Globe and Mail, April 24 2016

Social perception problems cut across disorders – Spectrum, September 29 2015

Doctors fear kids’ brain disorders tied to industrial chemicals – Toronto Star, February 14 2014