COVID-19 Triage Protocols and the Rights of People with Disabilities

CASDA is among 62 disability organizations across the country calling for rights-based non-discriminatory guidelines for healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the letter below addressed to the Honourable Justin Trudeau, Minister Patty Hajdu, Minister Carla Qualtrough, Provincial and Territorial Premiers, and Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health. Here’s how you can send your support too: […]

COVID-19 and Disability: Recommendations to the Canadian Government from Disability Related Organizations in Canada – March 24, 2020

It is imperative that the Government of Canada urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities represent 22% of the Canadian population. Many are at extreme risk and require additional support to ensure their health and safety at this time. Some people with disabilities […]

COVID-19 Advisory Update

The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is an alliance dedicated to improving health and wellbeing of autistic Canadians and their families. We take that mandate seriously and it is our highest priority to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, our members, local Ottawa residents and all those who support CASDA. After a […]

CALS 2020: Coronavirus Impact Advisory

Based on current travel advisories there are no plans to postpone or cancel the 2020 CALS in Ottawa taking place in April. CASDA is taking developments concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. The health, safety, and well-being of attendees is our top priority. We are paying close attention to direction from the Public Health Agency of […]

Looking for Interested Doctoral or Post-doctoral Trainees

CASDA is an eligible CIHR partner organization for the Health System Impact Fellowship (HSIF). We are seeking applicants in either the doctoral or post-doctoral stream to advance our impact goals starting September 2020. Applications are due at CIHR on April 1st. Please go to ResearchNet for more information about the application. The applicant must send their […]


  ANNOUNCEMENT: CANADIAN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTOR 2020 NOMINATION/ELECTION PROCESS Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is directly accountable to its members through its 15-person Board of Directors. CASDA’s Board of Directors is responsible for providing the strategic leadership and operational support necessary to establish and meet CASDA’s vision, mission, goals and […]

CASDA Partners with Kids Brain Health Training Program

The federal government has announced its commitment to develop a National Autism Strategy. The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) will be supporting the creation of this Strategy in five key areas in the CASDA’s Blueprint: access/affordability, information, employment, housing, and research. The Kids Brain Health Training Program, partnered with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance […]

CASDA on CTV’s Your Morning Show

On December 23, CASDA’s Dr. Jonathan Lai and self-advocate Terry Batley spoke with Ben Mulroney on CTV’s Your Morning show to discuss the development of a national autism strategy. You can watch the video by clicking on the link here.     

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