THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF AUTISM EQUITY IS ACTIVELY SEEKING EDITORS!

The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is a new community-run open-access journal focused on engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism and Autistic community about public policy. Voices of the disabled community have been consistently unaccounted for at decision-making tables that impact them, hinting at a larger problem of ableism in […]

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AS CONSULTATION PARTNERS ON NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY

October, 28, 2020  GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AS CONSULTATION PARTNERS ON NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY  (Toronto, ON): On October 27, 2020, the Government of Canada announced it will be investing $1.46 million for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to lead the consultation for the development of a National Autism […]

Consultation Position for Autistic Self-Advocates in Canada

CASDA is supporting a Canadian research study titled, “Families Facing COVID-19”. This research group is working on developing an online survey for autistic adults to tell us about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. CASDA is looking for autistic self-advocates to assist in the development and implementation of the survey, as well as the dissemination […]

Members’ Blog Post: JAKE’S HOUSE EMPLOYMENT MENTORING

Jake’s House, a Canadian charity that supports families living with autism, is opening doors to employment opportunities for young adults on the spectrum.   There are 350,000 working-age Canadians with autism—and up to 85% of them are unemployed or underemployed. To combat the barriers in traditional business operations and support the integration of young adults […]

Statement on National Autism Strategy

CASDA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S CONFIRMATION OF A NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY This week, on October 5th and 6th, our nation’s autism community has come together for the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, hosted by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), which will help kick-off Autism Awareness Month in October. Over 250 attendees representing 100+ autism […]

Publication in Policy Options: COVID-19 and Housing for Autistic Canadians

Disabled Canadians ignored in policies on COVID-19 by Carolyn Abel, Jonathan Lai. Originally published on Policy Options October 2, 2020 Despite their status of being at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, people with disabilities have largely been left out of the conversation around supporting Canadians throughout this global pandemic. Perhaps we can start by […]

Predictors of Changes in Daily Activity in Transition‐Age Autistic Youth Research Article

Using CASDA’s Needs Assessment as baseline data, Dr Jonathan Weiss and his team conducted a study about transition-age Autistic youth. The research highlights that Autistic young people who are transitioning to adulthood are at greatest risk of losing structured weekday activities, and that once in adulthood, many continue to struggle to obtain meaningful community engagement. […]

Chatbox Engagement Survey

The University of Alberta is collecting data from individuals who have a child with a neurodevelopmental disability to improve the life outcomes of these families by developing a Chatbox. CASDA has partnered with the University of Alberta on this project as a principal knowledge user. The University of Alberta will be collecting this information through […]

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