CeDDR's key institutional relationships are many and varied, and include:

  • CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University;
  • Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud’s University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
  • The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY;
  • CHILD (Children, Health, Intervention, Learning and Disability) Research Centre at Jonkoping University, Sweden;
  • Department of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford-Brookes University, UK;
  • Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Belgium;
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The University of Melbourne

These institutional relationships provide excellent opportunities for researcher and student mobility and for large scale collaborative projects across international sites. Our cross-institutional teams have the capacity to leverage international research funding and are committed to high impact outputs.

CeDDR strives to achieve its various objectives via intensive cross-discipline activity between members and health and education partners (e.g., Occupational Therapists, Clinical and Educational Psychologists, Paediatric Rehabilitation specialists, Developmental Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Exercise Scientists, Speech Pathologists, Social Workers, and Public Health practitioners), as well as expertise enlisted from disciplines outside allied health including special education, ethnography, computer science (i.e., Human-Computer Interaction design), new media design (e.g., interface design), systems neuroscience and bioengineering.


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