Category: CASDA in the News

CASDA partners with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences to launch Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopment

CASDA is pleased to recognize and partner with Dr. Stelios Georgiades, McMaster Children’s Hospital Chair in Autism & Neurodevelopment and inaugural chairholder. This initiative will allow McMaster and CASDA to expand their collaborative activities in the areas of research, advocacy and policy development. This collaboration will not only support the work of the new Chairholder […]

We invite you to join CASDA as a new or returning member for 2021

Since 2007, CASDA has been committed to raising awareness on the critical gaps in funding and policies which continue to prevent Autistic Canadians and their families from exercising their equal rights as Canadians. Today, we stand as a coalition guiding the development of a National Autism Strategy. With many successes in coordinating national conversations about autism, we now […]

Submission to 2021 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations

CASDA participated in the 2021 federal pre-budget consultations, led by the Department of Finance. A submission has been prepared reflecting priorities within the wellbeing of autistic Canadians and their loved ones. The Department of Finance had asked for submissions during the consultation period of January 25 – February 19 to help inform decisions on Budget […]

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 […]

Announcing the CJAE Inaugural Editorial Board!

Following an extensive review of applicants and discussions amongst the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity Editorial Board Selection Team, we are pleased to announce that the selection of the inaugural Editorial Board of the journal has now been completed. It consists of:  Gerald Beaulieu Ryan Collis Matthew Dever Amy Kim  Rebekah Kintzinger Terri Robson Dr. […]

Call for Board Members

2021 Director Nomination and Election Process At the 2021 Annual General Meeting, the CASDA Board of Directors will have open space for up to 6 new Directors (3 Organization and 3 Ally). Nominations for these open Director positions will be accepted from CASDA members. Organization Members are organizations focused on autism and incorporated as a […]

Nouvelles Nationales sur l’autisme

Êtes-vous un adulte autiste dont l’emploi ou la recherche d’emploi a été touché par le COVID-19? L’ACTSA est à la recherche de participants pour partager leurs expériences avec le travail lors de la pandémie. Votre participation à ce projet consiste à faire une entrevue virtuelle de 30-60 minutes avec le logiciel Zoom afin de partager […]

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