Join CAHS Secretary Dr. Annette Majnemer, FCAHS, Dr. Patrick McGrath, FCAHS, and Donna Thomson, Author and Advocate, for our seventh Dialogue Series Discussion

Neglecting Canada’s children with disabilities and their families

Children with developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorder represent a vulnerable population that is under-recognized in terms of the considerable physical and mental health impacts to the child and family. The pandemic has had a disproportionate negative influence on the lives of these children and their families across health, social, community, educational and employment domains. Our speakers will highlight many evidence-based approaches and pragmatic solutions that already exist, however the uptake of these strategies to optimize the health of children with disabilities is lacking. This ‘neglect’ aligns with Canada’s very poor report card on the health and well-being of all Canadian children, when compared to other wealthy countries.  Both inclusive and disability-specific policy approaches and investments are needed to enhance the health and life quality of Canada’s children with developmental disabilities and their families, with benefits to society as a whole.

Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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