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Liz Grier

Dr. Liz Grier is a family physician with fellowship training in care of adults with Developmental Disabilities who practices in Kingston, Ontario. She cares for a number of adults with ASD in her practice and often is asked to take over care as patients transition from pediatrics to adulthood.  She is chair of the national Developmental Disabilities Program Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's and leads several teaching and research initiatives in this area.  She coordinates a clinical skills program at Queen’s in developmental disabilities ensuring that each medical student receives comprehensive exposure and develops the communication skills needed to care for adults with ASD. She is the Developmental Disabilities lead for the SE LHIN Primary Care Council and is actively involved in clinical and research looking at the role of Health Links and Coordinated Care Planning for adults with developmental disabilities.  She is the recent recipient of the Bruce Halliday Award for primary care of patients with disabilities.  She supervises family medicine residents completing fellowship training in developmental medicine.  She has authored work on ‘medical homes for patients with developmental disabilities’ as well as the ‘Autism Health Watch Table’ recently published by the Ontario Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative.

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