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Parent Perspectives on How to Communicate About Mental Health with Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities


The research team wants to know what is important to the parents of young people with physical disabilities in regards to mental health and wellness. We will use this information to inform clinical guidelines for more effective and targeted early identification and addressing of mental health needs.


Amy McPherson, PhD, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 

Andrea Snider, Psychologist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Call to action

Are you the parent and/or guardian of a child or youth with physical disabilities? Are you interested in how to talk about mental health?

Who can participate

Parents and/or guardians of children or youth with physical disabilities up to age 30

Funding agency

Holland Bloorview’s Center for Leadership

What's involved

Participants will complete a 10 minute online survey. Link to survey:

Please contact the Research Coordinator, Revi Bonder, at for more information about the study or if you wish to take part.


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