The ongoing research project is being conducted by Saif Syed, a Dalhousie University medical student, in conjunction with students from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University).
“He pulls over and I think, ‘uh-oh, I’m in trouble,'” said MacEwan, who had just jaywalked across the street.
In the parent-mediated social communication therapy or PACT trial, parents of children aged two to four at the severe end of the autism spectrum worked with a therapist who helped the parents tune into their child’s subtle communication, such as hand gestures or moving a toy.
And five years ago, this boy couldn’t have cared less if there were another kid in the room.
“These ingredients may cause health effects ranging from skin irritation and dehydration to increased blood pressure,” Health Canada said in a safety alert.
The national average sees 73 per cent of people being treated within the benchmark time — 50 per cent of patients are treated within 67 days and 90 per cent are treated within 192 days.
Each year, seven awards — which are nicknamed the “baby Nobels” because 82 Gairdner winners have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes — are handed out along with $100,000 cheques.