Edmonton researcher looks into autism spectrum disorder through a First Nations lens – CBC

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Edmonton researcher looks into autism spectrum disorder through a First Nations lens – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202122 Views

Grant Bruno studying life of families of kids with autism in Maskwacis, Alta.

Apr 10, 2021

After struggling to find information to help him parent two sons on the autism spectrum, Grant Bruno decided to study autism in First Nations communities to help families in the future.

Despite his university education — he has a master of science degree in risk and community resilience — Bruno found it difficult to navigate the system in search of the right programs for his boys, ages 11 and six.

On top of that, he found no research on autism in First Nations communities.

To remedy the issue for his own family and for all Cree families, he decided to pursue a PhD in medical sciences at the University of Alberta, studying what life is like for families of kids with autism in Maskwacis, Alta.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-researcher-looks-into-autism-spectrum-disorder-through-a-first-nations-lens-1.5978433

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