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The St.Amant Research Centre works to improve quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities through research and education. We use an interdisciplinary approach to create new knowledge and translate our research into useful information for caregivers, practitioners and policy-makers. We aim to create a world where all people – regardless of their abilities – are able to develop to their fullest potential.


A York University study is looking to hear from parents of children with autism about the kinds of social support they receive and want. We know that social support can be immensely helpful for families, and the research shows a link between good support and lower levels of stress, anxiety, and burden. This support may come from friends, family, co-workers, […]


St.Amant Research Centre examined archival data of a community-based early intensive behavioural intervention program to determine the effect service intensity has on outcome measures in different domains for children with autism spectrum disorder. Overall, we found that children showed significant improvements after one year of early intensive behavioural intervention service, and that treatment intensity may influence outcomes even at relatively […]


With a specific focus on practical tools, behaviour, research, ethics, and best practice, this conference will leave you with innovative strategies and information to better support individuals with developmental disabilities and autism. Presented by St.Amant   Early Bird Pricing Until April 15 1 day: $225 (includes networking & cocktail event at the end of May 4) 2 days: $400 (includes […]


This report will provide a summary of the current state of respite on a global scale, and provide research evidence to support the potential St.Amant respite service expansion. Respite is a range of services aimed at supporting families and individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities with/without complex health needs. For decades, these services have arranged short-term breaks or admissions of […]