PARC aims to improve the quality of care for young people with physical disabilities as measured by outcomes of the effectiveness of novel treatment paradigms and verification of the reliability and validity of newly-developed assessment tools. PARC’s principal investigators and their research teams conduct evidence-based studies to validate conventional therapies and develop novel interventions via onsite access to:

  • patient populations with diverse congenital or acquired physical disabilities
  • highly experienced, multidisciplinary clinical investigators
  • laboratory data collection intimately integrated with healthcare services

PARC’s ultimate goals are to achieve a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlaying atypical motor and cognitive function and to inspire changes in healthcare policy and knowledge translation that will have positive effects on society.

PARC Objectives

  • To provide resources and a network to conduct evidence-based research in pediatric rehabilitation validating conventional therapies and developing novel interventions;
  • To use ALYN’s unique access to a large, on-site subject population for data acquisition and intervention in post-acute care and long-term follow-up;
  • To collect data using on-site research labs that are closely integrated with healthcare services;
  • To perform clinically relevant studies via a diverse, multi-disciplinary professional staff with extensive experience in clinical practice;
  • To disseminate clinical knowledge and cutting-edge research findings via journal publications, major clinical scientific conferences and focused scientific meetings on pertinent “hot” issues;
  • To support national and international collaborations with comparable pediatric research centers as well as with individual researchers;
  • To nurture the training of young researchers in a range of healthcare professions.