• 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

MacART at the European Academy of Childhood-onset Disability (EACD) 36th Annual Meeting – 2024

The European Academy of Childhood-onset Disability (EACD) recently gathered in Bruges, Belgium for the 2024 meeting. From May 29th – June 1st, collaborators from the university-industry-government-public sectors, families, and people with lived experience, all came together under the theme, ‘Composing a new symphony’. Within this meeting, the EACD collective worked toward new collaborations by embracing

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MacART at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 23rd Annual Meeting – 2024

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) gathered in Melbourne, Australia for the 2024 meeting. From May 15-18th, scientists, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and self-advocates came together to share and learn about the latest scientific developments in autism research. This event – which included over 1,250 abstract submissions across 23 topic areas across the globe –

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Results from the Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment now available!

The McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) is pleased to announce the release of results from the 2023 Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment. We were 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 shared their experiences

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Results from the Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment now available! Read More »

About MacART

A wheel of icons with Policy Engagement in the center. The 6 surrounding icons depict: Community Engagement, Translational Models of Care, Population Health Research, Training & Education, Biomedical & Basic Research, and Clinical Research. There are arrows pointing between all the icons to Policy Engagement, as well as in a circle linking to each other.

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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