Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at MNI


A new research centre in Montreal will help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies for people with autism. Thanks to an extraordinary $16-million donation from the Azrieli Foundation, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is creating the Azrieli Centre for Autism Research.

Pinpointing the origins of autism


The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain. Such knowledge will allow earlier interventions in the future and better outcomes for autistic children.

Dr. Computer is transforming neuroscience research


Deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, will increasingly put computers in the driver’s seat of medical diagnosis and neuroscience research.

A brighter future for children with brain-based disabilities


The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network named CHILD-BRIGHT that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families.

Providing support for adults with autism


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour, that is generally detected in early childhood. Children with ASD are generally well supported during their school years, but few services exist once they reach adulthood, nor is there much research on what types of services are effective for adults with ASD. Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, read more about the transition support program for adults with ASD developed by McGill’s Dr. Aparna Nadig and Dr. Tara Flanagan.