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Adrienne Zarem, BKin, DC, has been a Family Leader with Holland Bloorview for the last five years, and is the mother to two daughters, one who is on the autism spectrum. Adrienne is an executive member of Holland Bloorview’s Family Advisory Committee, and the chair of the Family Leadership Accreditation Group. She has a special interest in patient centred quality and safety, and has partnered with hospital staff to share best practices with a number of organizations throughout Canada and the USA. In addition to her work with Holland Bloorview, Adrienne co-chairs Health Standards Organization’s assessment methodologies technical committee, and is a surveyor for Accreditation Canada
As a family research advisor with the Bloorview Research Institute, Adrienne has had the great pleasure of contributing to a number of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research projects, and feels privileged to use her lived experience to bring a parent perspective to the various multidisciplinary groups she is involved in.