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 […]

Introducing the Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award

In recognition of The Honourable Jim Munson, member of the Senate of Canada’s longstanding commitment towards a more inclusive Canada for Autistic individuals and their loved ones, CASDA is proud to introduce the Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award.  For the past 14 years, The Honourable Jim Munson has been steadfast in his commitment […]

CASDA’s Statement for the Online Regional Consultations with the CRPD

This year, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are organizing a series of online regional consultations in order to gather insights to inform a draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies.  At the Caribbean and North American Regional Consultations, CASDA Board Members, Maddy Dever, Rebekah Kintzinger and Corey Walker, share their […]

Reflecting on National AccessAbility Week : Leaving No One Behind

National AccessAbility Week is a time dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion across Canada. It is also an opportunity to highlight the valuable contributions of people with disabilities living in Canada. As National AccessAbility Week comes to a close, we invite you to join us in a reflection on this year’s theme, “Disability Inclusion 2021: […]

CASDA is recruiting for the Autistic Voices Project

Are you an Autistic adult whose job or job-search has been impacted by COVID-19? CASDA is looking for participants to share their employment experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is the second iteration of the project and in this expansion, we would like to specifically showcase the vast diversity within the Autistic community. We welcome […]

2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: July 11, 2021 Context The Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS) is a yearly gathering for Autistic self-advocates, service providers, policymakers, government and thought leaders to share ideas, experiences, and discuss gaps in policy that impact Autistic Canadians and their families across the country. Building on our successful virtual conference in 2020, and in […]


Numéro spécial : Emploi, autisme et équité Au Canada, on estime que seulement 33 % des adultes autistes ont un emploi, contre 79 % de la population non handicapée, selon l’Enquête canadienne sur le handicap de 2017 (Agence de la santé publique du Canada, 2020). En outre, aux États-Unis, des recherches ont également montré que les adultes autistes qui travaillent […]

CJAE – Call for Submissions!

Special Edition: Employment, Autism and Equity In Canada, only an estimated 33% of Autistic adults are employed, compared to 79% of the non-disabled population according to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020). Furthermore, in the United States, research has also shown that Autistic adults who are working are also […]

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