Launch of The Inclusive Workplace, a new online hub offering free resources for inclusive hiring

Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association (CASDA) have launched “The Inclusive Workplace,” a free, bilingual online resource to support job seekers and employees who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability, businesses, and employment agencies. The Inclusive Workplace offers more than 100 free community-developed multimedia resources, including eLearning courses, […]

#AutismAcceptanceMonth with CASDA

Here’s a guide on how you can get involved with CASDA on World Autism Acceptance Month, 2021. All of April: Follow us on Twitter & help build a #NationalAutismStrategy All of April: Share your ideas on what you would like to see at this year’s Canadian Autism Leadership Summit! April 1: Meet CASDA’s new Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives April […]

Launch of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity

The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is launching today, on the first business day after World Autism Day. The CJAE is a platform for Autistic and under-represented voices within the Autism community with primarily Autistic authors and authors with lived experience. Led by its Autistic Editorial Board, the CJAE has published its first issue […]

L’ACTSA souhaite la bienvenue au Dre Deepa Singal en tant que nouvelle Directrice des initiatives scientifiques et des données

L’Alliance canadienne des troubles du spectre de l’autisme (ACTSA) est heureuse d’accueillir Dre Deepa Singal en tant que nouvelle directrice des initiatives scientifiques et des données. Dre Singal est chercheur scientifique au Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, un centre pour la recherche démographique de renommée mondiale, et professeure adjointe au Département des sciences de la […]

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 […]

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