Congratulations to Dr. Vivian Lee, and Dr. Jonathan Weiss for being awarded CIHR’s Knowledge Synthesis Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity in Mental Health & Substance Abuse. CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) has published their preliminary rapid synthesis report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of caregivers and families […]
The Pan-Canadian Disability Coalition concept note was produced by a small group of representatives from the disability sector. This group (which included DAWN, CASDA, CCRW, L’Arche, Easter Seals, BCANDS, CACL, CCD, Realize and a few more) created the concept note of which is now going to the broader disability community. It will be presented to Minister […]
We have received such a positive response to our recent FAQ document that we have decided to create the #ASKCASDA campaign. If you have any questions for our CASDA team that we haven’t answered in the FAQ document, please reach out to us, and a member of our team will get back to you as […]
June 18, 2020 TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) joins others within the Autism community in expressing concerns over how the federal government is providing financial incentives to disabled Canadians. The federal government recently announced a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 to Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit […]
During the months of April and May, CASDA hosted a series of webinars related to a National Autism Strategy. During our “Conversations with MP’s” and “Senators at Home” webinars, we opened the discussion to participants and asked them to submit questions to be answered during the webinar. We received such a large amount of questions, […]
We recognize that the pain and trauma of recent events is just the tip of the iceberg of the systemic trauma that has been inflicted upon Black communities for generations. We are heartbroken and angry by the treatment of Black people and People of Colour around the world. As a national, Canadian-based alliance of organizations, […]
Employment can have many benefits for an individual, with or without autism. It enhances financial independence, quality of life, cognitive functioning, sense of purpose, social integration, opportunity for independent living, and self-esteem (Joshi et al., 2012; Walsh et al., 2014). The latest census reported that only 33% of Canadians reporting autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as […]
This year’s CASDA Annual General Meeting took place on May 13, 2020. Click here to read CASDA’s Board Chair’s Report.
On March 11, CASDA made the decision to postpone the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit from April 20-21 to October 5-6, 2020. After consulting with many of you and listening to public health experts, we have made the difficult decision to move the October 5 and 6th Summit to a virtual platform. Many of us look […]
On May 14, 2020, CASDA held its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting. If you are a member of CASDA and were unable to attend this year’s AGM you can watch the recorded video below.