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As a member of CASDA you will become aligned with a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals committed to a national shared leadership movement. It is imperative that we work together to create a greater voice for the autism community.

Benefits of Membership

  • The ability to advocate with a strong, collaborative, unified voice through participation in a national shared leadership movement
  • A public profile on all marketing and exhibit materials supporting the work of CASDA
  • Your name displayed on CASDA’s website
  • Regular updates through the CASDA e-newsletter
  • Involvement in working groups
  • Discounted Rates for Summit

Membership is open to organizations and individuals that abide by the spirit of the vision and goals of CASDA and agree in principle and practice to the Statement of Agreement (below).

STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT

CASDA is a group of organizations and individuals that share the common belief that Canada’s Federal Government needs a National Autism Strategy. The Board of Directors is dedicated to representing and working on behalf of CASDA’s members to ensure issues of mutual importance are being brought to the attention of our Federal Government.

The vision of CASDA is that all Canadians living with Autism have full and equal access to the resources they require to achieve their full potential.

The goals of CASDA are to:

  • Advocate for a National Autism Strategy with a collective and consistent message;
  • Partner with the Federal Government to provide a strong, collaborative voice of input into the development of a National Autism Strategy;
  • Ensure the successful implementation of a National Autism Strategy that addresses identified needs;
  • Endorse the right of all individuals living with Autism and their families, to exercise their equal rights as Canadians.
There are 3 steps in becoming a member: 
 

Step 1 –  Identify the type of membership you want to purchase

 (a) Organization Memberships are available to Canadian organizations focused on autism and incorporated as a charity and/or not for profit organization.

(b) Ally Members are available to individuals and organizations that would not be considered for organization membership (likely because they are for profit or not focused on autism).

 *Updated membership descriptions to be formalized at AGM at CALS2020.

Step 2 – Choose the appropriate membership fee

Memberships are renewed each year on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd). Fees are prorated accordingly in your first year of membership.

Organization Membership Fees

  • Operating budget less than $1 million: $100
  • Operating budget between $1-5 million: $150
  • Operating budget over $5 million: $200

 Ally Membership Fees  

  • Ally – Organization (for profit, advocacy or service organizations aligned with but not focused on autism)- $50
  • Ally – Professional (researcher, clinician, bureaucrat, elected or appointed government official)- $50
  • Ally – Community (autistic, caregivers, students, general public) – $20

If the fee or need for a credit card presents a barrier to purchasing membership, please email admin@casda.ca and ask for a membership fee waiver form.

Step 3 – Fill out the following form and submit your application by clicking the following link.