Author: CASDA

CASDA on CBC Primetime

On Thursday February 4th, Dr. Jonathan Lai was interviewed on the CBC show, Canada Tonight, on how individuals living in group homes face many of the same risks as elders in long term care. You can watch the full interview here. To read more from CASDA on this issue: check out our October 2020 article […]

KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Award

Click here to download as a PDF What is the KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Award? The federal government is taking practical and actionable steps to develop a National Autism Strategy. The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) and Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) held policy fellowships, which produced a policy compendium. The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) has been […]

Statement on Vaccine Equity

View as pdf. CASDA calls on all levels of government to include vulnerable Autistic people, their essential caregivers, and support staff as a priority within the early vaccine rollout phases January 25, 2021 The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued guidance and tasked provincial and territorial governments with deciding the process for vaccine distribution […]

Statement on National Autism Strategy

CASDA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S CONFIRMATION OF A NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY This week, on October 5th and 6th, our nation’s autism community has come together for the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, hosted by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), which will help kick-off Autism Awareness Month in October. Over 250 attendees representing 100+ autism […]

Publication in Policy Options: COVID-19 and Housing for Autistic Canadians

Disabled Canadians ignored in policies on COVID-19 by Carolyn Abel, Jonathan Lai. Originally published on Policy Options October 2, 2020 Despite their status of being at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, people with disabilities have largely been left out of the conversation around supporting Canadians throughout this global pandemic. Perhaps we can start by […]

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