Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:53 AM
Ottawa — Monday September 21, 2020 — Including the voice of families is at the centre of everything we do. Today, CHEO launched a recruitment campaign to expand its Autism Family Advisory Committee (AFAC) — a diverse group of parents and caregivers whose lived experience informs decision-making for CHEO’s autism services.
"CHEO has been a beacon of light and support for our family as we’ve navigated the early years of an autism...
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 12:00 PM
First baby in Canada identified with SMA using newborn screening: given early treatment, ‘loves to move’
Dec. 2, 2020—OTTAWA— When Newborn Screening Ontario diagnosed spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Aidan Deschamps’ bloodspot, he became the first baby in Canada identified with the genetic, neuromuscular condition through a provincial newborn screening program.
Just six days before his birth, Newborn Screening Ontario (based at CHEO) started...
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 11:08 AM
CHEO welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr
Autumn 2020 – Ottawa, ON – After much interest from community members far and wide, CHEO has selected three new members for its Board of Directors. Meet Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr who now serve as important decision-makers in support of CHEO’s vision, mission and values.Karen Green
Karen Green, from Tyendinga Mohawk Territory, is a lawyer who has spent her...
Our children aren’t OK, Ont. health-care leaders warn; deep concern over new COVID-19 modelling data
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 11:45 AM
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2020 (National Child Day) – Ontario’s leading children’s health-care providers today issue a stern warning and express deep concern about the current trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the pandemic continues to spin out of control, schools will have to close, which must not happen. Our children’s health and wellbeing is at stake.
Other parts of the world show evidence that, as case counts rise, children pay a big price – most...
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 09:42 AM
OTTAWA—The CHEO Autism program is adding a number of programs designed to support families through their journeys, from a recent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through life transitions, such when teens with ASD are looking for jobs and friends their age.
“We want to be there to help families from the difficult time they receive an ASD diagnosis, right through to the exciting moments that teens experience as they embrace...