The time was yesterday – CASDA calls for federal leadership for a National Autism Strategy

In the last decade, Canadians have witnessed a litany of medical breakthroughs; virtual reality for surgeons, the introduction of online and telehealth services, wearable technologies, artificial pancreas to treat Type 1 diabetes, 3D-printed prosthetics and the introduction of effective vaccines for COVID. Exceptional accomplishments that have dramatically shifted both access to healthcare and quality of […]

Share Your Story!

The Inclusive Workplace is developing new Real Stories that share the experiences of job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability.  Real Stories is a series of videos on topics related to the lived experiences of people on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability who are looking for […]

Disability Community to Host National Election Debate on Disability Issues

The Pan-Canadian Disability Coalition, a coalition of over 25 disability organizations, including CASDA, are calling on the major political parties to attend a national election debate on disability issues on September 7, 2021.This debate, which is actively supported and coordinated by CASDA, will give the major political parties the opportunity to share their vision and […]

Working together to advance a National Autism Strategy

Key agencies representing Canadian regions from coast-to-coast-to-coast are playing a pivotal role in advancing a National Autism Strategy (NAS). CASDA is proud to play a role, and we continue to focus on engaging our members across the country. As we approach the two year mark of the Canadian government’s commitment to create a National Autism […]

Summer 2021 at CASDA: Ongoing projects to advance a National Autism Strategy

This summer and beyond, CASDA’s team and members are advancing various initiatives that continue to move autism and disability policy forward in Canada. For more information about ongoing projects and initiatives at CASDA and to learn how you can get involved, continue reading below.  Projects amplifying experiences of the Autistic Community | National Initiatives & […]

CASDA is proud to welcome two Health System Impact Fellows

It is with absolute pleasure that CASDA is welcoming two Health System Impact Fellows to build capacity for advancing evidence-informed health system changes that will improve outcomes for Autistic Canadians and their families: Mackenzie Salt, Ph.D and Sara Lacarte Ph.D (c).  Sara Lacarte, Ph.D. (c) Sara Lacarte is a second year Ph.D. student in the […]

CASDA is hiring a Research Coordinator

Position title: Research Coordinator Hours/Week: 10 (part-time) Reporting to: Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives Office Location: Remote in Canada Languages: English (French a strong asset) Overview The purpose of this position is to coordinate a national data asset mapping project, comprising research and administrative data sets. The research coordinator will also provide ongoing support […]

Open Call for Participants for the KBHN-CASDA Policy Working Groups

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) are continuing to support the creation of a National Autism Strategy, by conducting an assessment to inform the development of a National Autism Strategy, through developing policy […]


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 […]

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