• Welcome to the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART)!

    We are the McMaster Autism Research Team, a group of researchers, clinicians, clinician-scientists, and other experts who foster collaboration among the families, researchers, clinicians, educators, and policymakers whose lives and work are touched by autism.

    MacART held its 3rd Autism Research Symposium on May 26, 2023, with the theme, “Autism and Mental Health: Towards an Ecological Lifespan Approach”.

     

  • MacART at INSAR 2023

    MacART members attended the 2023 International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) annual meeting. This year, our members contributed to 26 posters, 2 oral presentations, and 2 panel sessions.

  • 2023 Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment

    MacART is proud to partner with Autism Speaks Canada and Autism Alliance of Canada to develop, implement, and analyze the Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment – a survey where respondents can share their experiences to help inform the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Through this partnership’s work, we expect to be a catalyst for meaningful enhancements to policy and programs across Canada, to better the quality of life for Autistic Canadians and their families during a time of uncertainty.”

    Jill Farber // Executive Director // Autism Speaks Canada

    The 2023 survey was recently launched and the data is being analyzed. Results from the 2020 survey are available.

  • MacART at the 2023 Kids Brain Health Network Conference

    MacART and colleagues attended the 2023 Kids Brain Health Network Conference that took place in Ottawa, Ontario. This year, our members contributed to a number of poster presentations and oral presentations. Dr. Peter Rosenbaum gave a keynote presentation titled “Childhood Disability in the 21st Century: Can We Create a Canadian Model for the World?”

  • Research informing public policy and programming

    “We are thrilled to work with the McMaster Autism Research Team, whose research helps to inform public policy and programs locally and provincially for the families of Autistic children and neurodevelopmental disorders.”

    Marg Spoelstra // Executive Director // Autism Ontario

  • Collaboration is key

    “Through our partnership with the McMaster Autism Research Team, we are able to collaborate on meaningful research that can be used to inform the day to day clinical practice that supports children, youth, and families.”

    Bruce Squires // President // McMaster Children’s Hospital

Recent News

Report Release: MacART 2023 Autism Research Symposium  – Autism & Mental Health: Towards an Ecological Lifespan Approach

MacART held its 3rd Autism Research Symposium on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at McMaster Innovation Park. The symposium theme was “Autism & Mental Health: Towards an Ecological Lifespan Approach”. Our keynote speakers were Dr. Micah Mazurek from University of Virginia, and Dr. Yona Lunsky from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), each of

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MacART at Offord Centre Research Day – 2024

On April 4, 2024, Offord Centre Research Day was held at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario. This inaugural internal event was dedicated to research, reflection, and reconnection at the Offord Centre. The day united Offord Centre members and research staff, as well as students who have worked with the supervision of Offord Centre members,

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About MacART

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We are the McMaster Autism Research Team, a group of researchers, clinicians, clinician-scientists, and other experts who foster collaboration among the families, researchers, clinicians, educators, and policymakers whose lives and work are touched by autism.

Our members are leading and participating in a variety of projects with provincial, national, and global impacts, aligning our work with the assessment report on autism released by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2022, which aimed to inform development of a National Autism Strategy.

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