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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:30 am Registration Opens
7:45 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am Call to Order (Ottawa Salon – Room 214)
8:30 am Algonquin First Nations Welcome     Verna McGregor
8:35 am Summit Opening     Debbie Irish
8:45 am Opening Remarks     Joël Lightbound, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
8:55 am Opening Remarks    Senator Jim Munson
9:05 am Canadian Autism Partnership Project Cynthia Carroll,
Margaret Whelan
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Canadian Autism Partnership Project -Continued
11:30 am CASDA AGM Cynthia Carroll
12:00 pm Lunch and Networking
12:50 pm Poster Session and Networking Poster Titles & Bios
1:50 pm ASD Research Chair
Stakeholder Update
Dr. Jonathan Weiss
2:50 pm Break
3:00 pm Ready, Willing and Able Don Gallant
3:30 pm Closing Remarks – Autism Speaks Canada
Transition to Summit Reception
Location: Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room (Room 160-s, Centre Block)
Esther Rhee
4:00 pm Transition to Summit
– Registered conference attendees are welcome. Please leave adequate time to clear security.

issued photo ID is required.
5:00 pm Summit Reception
7:00pm Summit Reception Ends


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:45 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am Welcome
8:40 am Opening Remarks
8:50 am Opening Remarks The Honourable Mike Lake, P.C., M.P.
9:00 am Move to Break Out Groups
9:05 am Break-Out Groups Promising Practices Facilitated Panel Discussion
Group A Theme: Employment Readiness and Transition (Room 214)
Group B Theme: Family Supports and Navigation (Room 215)
10:05 am Break
10:20 am Break-Out Groups Promising Practices Facilitated Panel Discussion
Group C Theme: Building Community Capacity
Group D Theme: Community
Engagement and Quality of Life (Room 215)
11:20 am Back to Ottawa Salon (Room 214) for Run Down of Afternoon
11:30 am Lunch Break
11:45 am Autism on the Hill
Attendees Walk to
Parliament Hill
Noon Autism on the Hill
QuickStart – Early Intervention for Autism
Suzanne Jacobson
1:00 pm Break-Out Groups Debrief Break-Out Group Facilitators
2:00 pm Neurowrx- a new global autism employment initiative
Garth Johnson
2:05 pm Vocation and ASD Dr. David Nicholas
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Facilitated Discussion
Theme: Membership Engagement in CASDA
Debbie Irish, Amy Lonsberry
3:15 pm Closing Activity – Spectrum Productions Liam O’Rourke, Dan VenTeen
3:30 pm Closing Remarks – The Sinneave Family Foundation Tanya McLeod
3:35 pm Closing Remarks
4:00 pm Summit Ends