Welcome to the Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Lab. Our research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan: People with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disabilities.
We aim to understand and address mental health in people with developmental disabilities in many ways. We conduct studies that focus on the individual with developmental disability, their families, and the larger health and social service systems.
Our research is supported by the Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research (#RN284208; Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with NeuroDevNet, Sinneave Family Foundation, CASDA, Autism Speaks Canada and Health Canada). Additional funding is provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada), and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.