Announcing the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Fellows

The Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) have partnered to bring the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum. This successful partnership was created in 2020 to support the federal government’s commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, providing research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development. The fellows will […]

CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee

Call for Autistic Self-Advocates  CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee. The subcommittee will meet regularly (likely biweekly between May and September) to guide the planning and participation for those with lived autism experience in #CALS2021 which will be held in […]

CASDA’s Response to Budget 2021

Cliquer ici pour la Réponse de l’ACTSA au Budget 2021. On April 19, the Government of Canada announced the Federal Budget 2021, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience. Within this budget is the following description of the Government’s approach to support Autistic Canadians, as well as their families and caregivers:  “Children and adults […]

Introducing The Autistic Voices Project 1.0

CASDA is proud to present The Autistic Voices Project (AVP), a series of 7 innovative lived experience testimonial videos, bringing the perspectives of 29 Autistic Canadians to the forefront. This project highlights employment-related lived experiences of Autistic Canadians during COVID-19 by providing invaluable insight into both the exacerbated employment challenges participants face, and the opportunities […]

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 […]

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 […]

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