Posted on Friday, January 03, 2020 02:44 PM
“Have a good day, Max,” says Yen as she sends her nine-year-old son Max off to school.
“You too, mommy,” responds Max.
After Max was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Yen has learned to appreciate the little things, including these school morning exchanges.
“When we first started at CHEO’s autism program Max couldn’t communicate and had very little comprehension,” Yen said. “The two years of IBI therapy were such a key factor in his development and we’ve seen so much progress.”
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 02:05 PM
To everyone who works at CHEO, to all the people who have supported us with your donations, and to every one of the 500,000 children, youth, and their families whom we serve every year… happy holidays, merry Christmas, happy Hanukah. Have a wonderful 2020. Alex Munter, CEO.
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2019 09:51 AM
Photo (L – R): Ann Lynch, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice-President Acute Care, Jessie (Addison’s mom), Rick Patch, Patient Safety Ambassador, and Stephanie Poirier, Manager of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk.
Today, December 5, is International Volunteer Day — a global celebration of volunteers, highlighting the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere.
At CHEO, volunteers play a valuable role in everything we do.
Volunteers like Rick Patch, one of our Patient Safety Ambassadors, recently helped Jessie...
Posted on Monday, November 04, 2019 09:38 AM
In the summer, six-year-old Omar loves when his mom Aseel takes him to the splash pad. When the weather gets a bit colder though, his favourite place to visit is the Ottawa airport. If he had his way, he would sit for hours, watching the planes taxi, take off and land.
Visiting these places wasn’t always an option for the mom and son duo, but Aseel says she’s seen an incredible change since Omar began receiving behavioural services through CHEO’s autism program. After two years of comprehensive...
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 09:00 AM
— Photo: Alex Munter, CEO, Dr. Jimin Lee, pediatric resident, and Connor McLean, quality improvement advisor. —
It’s 1:30 am and Dr. Jimin Lee, a CHEO pediatric resident, is in the Emergency Department gathering a history from a six-year-old boy and his parents about his asthma and doing a physical exam. The child will need to be admitted to the hospital. He is anxious about staying in the hospital and the parents have many questions. Dr. Lee is explaining what his stay at CHEO will...