Author: CASDA


Canadian parents frustrated with lack of autism support seek solutions in the U.S. – CTVNews   On June 12, 2021, CASDA’s Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives, Dr. Deepa Singal, was interviewed by Heather Butts on CTV National News on the challenges families face in accessing services across Canada. Discrepancies between provincial policies and support […]

Introducing the Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award

In recognition of The Honourable Jim Munson, member of the Senate of Canada’s longstanding commitment towards a more inclusive Canada for Autistic individuals and their loved ones, CASDA is proud to introduce the Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award.  For the past 14 years, The Honourable Jim Munson has been steadfast in his commitment […]

CASDA’s Statement for the Online Regional Consultations with the CRPD

This year, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are organizing a series of online regional consultations in order to gather insights to inform a draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies.  At the Caribbean and North American Regional Consultations, CASDA Board Members, Maddy Dever, Rebekah Kintzinger and Corey Walker, share their […]

Reflecting on National AccessAbility Week : Leaving No One Behind

National AccessAbility Week is a time dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion across Canada. It is also an opportunity to highlight the valuable contributions of people with disabilities living in Canada. As National AccessAbility Week comes to a close, we invite you to join us in a reflection on this year’s theme, “Disability Inclusion 2021: […]

2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: July 11, 2021 Context The Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS) is a yearly gathering for Autistic self-advocates, service providers, policymakers, government and thought leaders to share ideas, experiences, and discuss gaps in policy that impact Autistic Canadians and their families across the country. Building on our successful virtual conference in 2020, and in […]

Announcing the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Fellows

The Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) have partnered to bring the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum. This successful partnership was created in 2020 to support the federal government’s commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, providing research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development. The fellows will […]

CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee

Call for Autistic Self-Advocates  CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee. The subcommittee will meet regularly (likely biweekly between May and September) to guide the planning and participation for those with lived autism experience in #CALS2021 which will be held in […]

CASDA’s Response to Budget 2021

Cliquer ici pour la Réponse de l’ACTSA au Budget 2021. On April 19, the Government of Canada announced the Federal Budget 2021, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience. Within this budget is the following description of the Government’s approach to support Autistic Canadians, as well as their families and caregivers:  “Children and adults […]

Introducing The Autistic Voices Project 1.0

CASDA is proud to present The Autistic Voices Project (AVP), a series of 7 innovative lived experience testimonial videos, bringing the perspectives of 29 Autistic Canadians to the forefront. This project highlights employment-related lived experiences of Autistic Canadians during COVID-19 by providing invaluable insight into both the exacerbated employment challenges participants face, and the opportunities […]

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