TIDE BC is a collaborative initiative with a focus on prevention and treatment of intellectual disability (ID). We know that the ID seen in some children may be due to a treatable genetic condition known as inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Many of these IEM's can be treated with diet or drugs.
By improving diagnosis, treatment and care and by using the best of modern day technologies, TIDE BC will improve child health and outcome in British Colombia. The main focus of TIDE BC is on our newly developed diagnostic protocolwhich efficiently detects treatable and non-treatable causes of ID. If properly performed and evaluated, this collaborative effort could serve as a global model for new paradigms on intellectual disability.
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