Dr. Kerry Boyd is an Associate Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience working with teams serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (DD) across the lifespan. She currently works at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Niagara Health, and Bethesda Children’s Services. She is committed to improving the care of persons living with developmental disabilities through education. As an AMS Phoenix Project Fellow, Dr. Boyd rallied a network of partners to develop the Curriculum of Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities to create web-based resources found at CommunicateCARE.machealth.ca. Dr Boyd’s research activities are focused on DD and Autism healthcare experience, education, and program evaluation.