On March 11, CASDA made the decision to postpone the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit from April 20-21 to October 5-6, 2020. After consulting with many of you and listening to public health experts, we have made the difficult decision to move the October 5 and 6th Summit to a virtual platform. Many of us look […]
On May 14, 2020, CASDA held its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting. If you are a member of CASDA and were unable to attend this year’s AGM you can watch the recorded video below.
During these challenging times, it is important to understand the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the autism community. We invite caregivers with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and self-advocates/autistic adults to participate by filling out the survey to share their experiences to help inform on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and […]
On April 16, members of Kids Brain Health Network joined CASDA for our second WAMWebinar to discuss the five working groups of the National Autism Strategy and how they affect autistic Canadians. As discussed in the webinar, we are now looking for Canadian stakeholders to join one of the following working groups to assist […]
As part of the Canadian Disability Coalition Leadership Group, CASDA has done the following related to COVID-19 pandemic response: March 24, 2020 – Sent recommendations to support people with disabilities to Minister Qualtrough signed by 34 organizations. April 9, 2020 – Drafted a letter writing campaign launched to Government of Canada and all provincial and […]
Hello CASDA members, Considering the COVID-19 situation, my placement with CASDA is ending sooner than anticipated. May will be my last month as a graduate student with you. These past four month have been quite the journey! And I mean that literally, as I have been acquainted with you by gathering your narratives about the […]
Thursday May 7 at 2PM EST Occupational therapists offer a wide range of services to help people with autism spectrum disorder realize their full potential in daily occupational engagement and performance. Unfortunately, funding and access to occupational therapy are inconsistent (per provincial jurisdiction), and too often suboptimal in our country. The Canadian Association of Occupational […]
Kids Brain Health Network and CASDA are partnering to present “Informing Canada’s Autism Strategy: Lessons From Across the Globe” as CASDA’s WAMwebinar #2.Based off the Blueprint and Roadmap areas of focus, we have been looking at autism and disability strategies around the world and synthesizing best practices. This webinar will tell you a bit more […]
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: https://www.include-me.ca/covid-19/blog/2020/04/63-disability-related-organizations-sent-open-letter-regarding-triage […]
The first webinar in our WAMWebinar series, which went live on April 2, 2020, is now posted to our Youtube page. Stay tuned for our next live webinar, which will be be taking place on April 16 at 2pm EST.