Lucyna M. Lach

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CHILD-BRIGHT: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories

2015/16-2020/21 • $12,760,751 • PI,Other
The CHILD-BRIGHT network will achieve brighter futures for children with brain-based developmental disabilities (BDD) and their families by creating novel interventions to optimize development, promote healthy outcomes, and deliver responsive and supportive services across the life-course. Our...

Nothing without us: Towards inclusive, equitable COVID-19 policy responses for youth with disabilities and their families

2020/21 • $199,650 • PI,CO,Other
Persons with disabilities and their caregivers are an at-risk population in the COVID-19 pandemic who's mental health has been disproportionately impacted by the policy measures adopted in response. Given the increased risk for this vulnerable population during the pandemic and existing higher...

Soins en collaboration en santé mentale jeunesse: Caractéristiques des interventions thérapeutiques et qualité des services.

2014/15-2017/18 • $398,134 • PI,CO,Other
De nombreuses initiatives de soins en collaboration en sante mentale sont actuellement implantees au Canada dans l'esprit d'une meilleure accessibilite a ces soins. Il s'agit d'allier l'expertise des praticiens specialistes en sante mentale avec l'accessibilite aux soins qu'offrent les soins...

Building employment capacity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: towards a Canadian network

2016/17-2017/18 • $99,780 • PI,CO
OBJECTIVES: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are marginalized and under-represented within the workplace, as exemplified by poor employment outcomes relative to others with and without disability. This has negative impacts on individual and family quality of life as well as on...

CP square: Engaging Community Partners for Children Participation

2014/15 • $12,500 • PI,CO,Other
Participation in society is a right of every children, and a key component of health. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disabilities in Children, affecting 2-2.5 in every child born in Canada. Research in the past decade has shown consistently that children with cerebral...

Determinants of Active Involvement in Leisure for Youth: DAILY Living with Disability

2010/11-2013/14 • $360,987 • PI,CO
Children who were either born extremely premature or had a congenital heart defect that required open heart surgery in the first weeks or months of life are two groups of children at high risk for motor, behavioral, cognitive and other developmental disabilities. As such, these children are...

Outcome Trajectories in Children with Epilepsy: What Factors are Important?

2010/11-2012/13 • $423,485 • PI,CO
Epilepsy can seriously impair the life quality of youth with epilepsy (YWE) and their families. YWE have much higher rates of emotional, behavioural, social and academic difficulties than youth with other chronic health conditions or youth in general. If we can identify and understand the...

The Health of Canadian Caregivers: Using administrative health services data to understand the determinants of the health of caregivers of children with chronic health problems.

2010/11-2012/13 • $327,426 • PI,CO
Parents caring for children with health problems face tremendous demands on their time, energy and financial resources. Such demands can be associated with poorer health among the caregivers themselves. These health effects are not limited to caregivers of the most seriously disabled children,...

CIHR Team in PARENTING MATTERS! The Biopsychosocial Context Of Parenting Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders In Canada

2010/11-2011/12 • $500,840 • PI,CO
Parenting is among the most challenging of human adult endeavours. When parents are raising children with lives that are ¿complicated¿ by long-term problems of physical or mental health, development or illness, parenting challenges are multiplied significantly. In clinical practice, there is an...

Determinants of Quality of Life and Participation in Leisure Activities in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy

2010/11-2011/12 • $75,000 • PI,CO
Adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) may experience ongoing difficulties in their ability to move, think, socialize and communicate which are associated with limitations in everyday activities at home, school, and community. As such, they are at risk for lower participation in social and...