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Archive for July, 2014

Queens University Looking for Families for Autism Research Registry

Posted on: July 29th, 2014

ASD-CARC (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Canadian-American Research Consortium) is a group of researchers across Canada and the US who work with other researchers and research programs globally. Their mission is to learn more about the causes and development of ASDs so that they can improve the lives of those affected by ASDs. They combine genetic data (saliva samples) with survey responses from families affected by ASDs, and they seek to find genes and environmental factors that contribute to ASD behaviours.

Through involvement with the Research Registry, individuals on the spectrum and their families can participate in online research questionnaires, provide genetic (saliva) samples by mail, be contacted about other studies by ASD-CARC, and keep updated about findings by ASD-CARC’s researchers. All information received by the Research Registry is secure, as specified by the ASD-CARC Privacy Policy. Families who are involved with the Research Registry make it possible to study developmental, genetic and environmental factors important in ASD susceptibility and to better understand different ASD characteristics/phenotypes.

ASD-CARC would like to invite you to join their Research Registry! To register, please go to www.AutismResearch.com and click on the “Participate” tab. You can also register by calling their toll-free number 1-866-273-2272.

Congratulations to Earn-A-Bike Recipients! – Full story here

Posted on: July 28th, 2014

On Friday July 25th, 15 local children were awarded with new bicycles in recognition of their hard work and dedication for the 14th annual Tim Hortons Earn-A-Bike program. The children all completed 30 hours of community service during June and July by cleaning up local parks and schools, and assisting with community groups. Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca was one of the community partners proudly involved in the project. Thank you to our local Tim Hortons, the North Bay Police Service, and Cheapskates for your contributions the Earn-A-Bike program.

Check out photos of the Earn-A-Bike award ceremony here.

Looking for detailed information on a specific program at Hands?

Posted on: July 9th, 2014

Are you looking for detailed information on a specific program that Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca provides? Program fact sheets are available for each Hands service and they include helpful information such as eligibility, how to get started and more! You can find the fact sheet link on the left menu of the Hands website, or click here to be re-directed.

French versions of all the Hands fact sheets can be accessed on the French website, or by clicking here.

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