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October, 28, 2020  GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AS CONSULTATION PARTNERS ON NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY  (Toronto, ON): On October 27, 2020, the Government of Canada announced it will be investing $1.46 million for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to lead the consultation for the development of a National Autism […]

Consultation Position for Autistic Self-Advocates in Canada

CASDA is supporting a Canadian research study titled, “Families Facing COVID-19”. This research group is working on developing an online survey for autistic adults to tell us about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. CASDA is looking for autistic self-advocates to assist in the development and implementation of the survey, as well as the dissemination […]


Jake’s House, a Canadian charity that supports families living with autism, is opening doors to employment opportunities for young adults on the spectrum.   There are 350,000 working-age Canadians with autism—and up to 85% of them are unemployed or underemployed. To combat the barriers in traditional business operations and support the integration of young adults […]

Predictors of Changes in Daily Activity in Transition‐Age Autistic Youth Research Article

Using CASDA’s Needs Assessment as baseline data, Dr Jonathan Weiss and his team conducted a study about transition-age Autistic youth. The research highlights that Autistic young people who are transitioning to adulthood are at greatest risk of losing structured weekday activities, and that once in adulthood, many continue to struggle to obtain meaningful community engagement. […]

Chatbox Engagement Survey

The University of Alberta is collecting data from individuals who have a child with a neurodevelopmental disability to improve the life outcomes of these families by developing a Chatbox. CASDA has partnered with the University of Alberta on this project as a principal knowledge user. The University of Alberta will be collecting this information through […]

Autism: Living Life to the Full for 18+

Click the link below to register for “Autism: Living Life to the Full for 18+”. An 8 week program that has been designed specifically to address the mental health issues which can impact an individuals ability to take charge of their life and move ahead. This program is presented by Calm Spectrum Consulting and Spero […]

Welcome to our MITACS Fellow!

  We would like to welcome Dr. Jacalyn Guy to the CASDA team! Dr. Jacalyn Guy is passionate about improving the well-being of autistic individuals and individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. She is currently pursuing this interest as the recent recipient of a MITACS-CASDA postdoctoral fellowship. Jacalyn’s projects will focus on coordinating autism-related and pan-disability data […]

Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations

CASDA participated in the 2021 federal pre-budget consultations, led by the Federal Standing Committee on Finance. A submission has been prepared reflecting priorities within the wellbeing of autistic Canadians and their loved ones. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance had asked for submissions for their pre-budget consultations to be tabled in the House […]

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