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Study Aims to Crack Autism Code

November 3, 2016
  The Genetics of ASD project that is locally lead by Offord Centre member Marc Woodbury-Smith was recently featured on CBC’s The National with Peter Mansbridge.  The segment features the MSSNG project, an international collaboration lead by Steve Scherer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  More information can be found about the MSSNG project here….

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MIP 10th anniversary celebration

October 21, 2016
  Last night McMaster Innovation Park had its 10th anniversary bash, and as one of the tenants in the building, the Offord Centre had a table set up to tell people about who we are and the research we do. A great time was had by all! Thanks to everybody who came by to learn…

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Making the race fair for children at risk

September 8, 2016
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bennett for being awarded the RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children & Youuth MIRI Grant!

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We are pleased to announce our new Director!

July 18, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that following a recent search, Ellen Lipman has accepted the position of Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, following Michael Boyle who stepped down on June 30th, 2016.

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The POND Network Featured in the Globe and Mail

April 25, 2016
Recently, the Globe and Mail featured the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network in an article about ADHD, OCD and autism. This trailblazing project, which is sponsored by the provincially funded Ontario Brain Institute, examines the brain development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to better understand the biology of these disorders. Stelios Georgiades, an associate member of McMaster University’s…

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Offord Centre Supporting World Autism Awareness Day

March 4, 2016
This year, the Offord Centre is supporting World Autism Awareness Day with a Family Carnival! The carnival will be held at the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board building (across from Limeridge Mall) at 20 Education Court in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, April 2, 2016! While admission is free, attendees are encouraged to make donations to Autism Ontario at…

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Harriet MacMillan at Picturing Wellness Event

February 26, 2016
On Thursday March 3, Offord Centre core member, Harriet MacMillan, will be speaking about the prevention of child maltreatment during the Picturing Wellness: From Adversity to Resilience event at the Hamilton Convention Centre for healthcare and service providers working in Violence Prevention and Resilience Promotion.

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