Below you’ll find some of the work we are doing to bring national attention to autism.
- Roadmap to a National Autism Strategy (2020)
- Blueprint for a National Autism Strategy (2019)
- FAQ Documents
- Autism Language Guide (2020)
- Click here to view a comprehensive list of our publications
- KBHN-CASDA Policy Working Groups
- Dental Policy Stakeholder Engagement Report
- Employment Scan on Federal, Provincial and Territorial Service Systems for Autistic Canadians
- Ready, Willing & Able
- Recommendations on a Distinct Indigenous ASD Strategy
- CAOT Professional Issue Forum on Services for People on the Autism Spectrum
- Public Health Agency of Canada Correspondence
- Canadian Disability Coalition Leadership Group
- Webinar Series
- Click here to view a comprehensive list of our past projects
Roadmap to a National Autism Strategy
Launched in Spring 2020, CASDA has developed a proposed timeline for the government to work together with the autism community to develop and implement a robust National Autism Strategy.
Blueprint for a National Autism Strategy
Launched in Spring 2019, the Blueprint for a National Autism Strategy calls on the federal government to take a leadership role in supporting autistic Canadians, as well as their families and caregivers.
Over the years CASDA has created a number of FAQs to answer your questions. Below you will see a comprehensive list of our published FAQs over the years and a link to learn more about how CASDA is working to answer your questions.
Click here to learn more.
Autism Language Guide
Due to the large impact that language can have in shaping our understanding of the world around us, and how it influences how people perceive themselves and others, CASDA has published an Autism Language Guide. Based on the literature and the preference of the autistic members of CASDA, we have created a Guide on Preferred Language for members of the autism community, ie. policymakers, researchers, health care workers and caregivers.
Click here to learn more about the Autism Language Guide.
Click here to download the Autism Language Guide.
Our Current/Recent Projects
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KBHN-CASDA Policy Working GroupsRead More
Following the webinar, “Informing Canada’s Autism Strategy: Lessons From Across the Globe,” CASDA established Policy Working Groups. Lead by CASDA Board Members who co-chair this work with graduate student trainees, these Policy Working Groups are responsible for providing expert and stakeholder perspectives on a series of policy briefs. Each of the five groups – covering an area of the Blueprint, work to identify key Canadian policy levers to advance a National Autism Strategy. These Policy Working Groups were formed by an open call to CASDA members with lived experience along with key experts and KBHN members.
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Dental Policy Stakeholder Engagement Report
Employment Scan on Federal, Provincial and Territorial Service Systems for Autistic Canadians
CASDA is doing an employment scan of all employment programs/services that autistic people are eligible for across Canada. This is modelled after CACL’s 2019 employment scan for people with intellectual disabilities to identify gaps in current support. Starting August, we will be sending this questionnaire to both government representatives and organizations receiving funding from these programs.
Ready, Willing & Able
Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national initiative active in 20 communities across Canada, with a branch in all 13 provinces and territories.
Recommendations on a Distinct Indigenous ASD Strategy
CAOT Professional Issue Forum on Services for People on the Autism SpectrumRead More
The primary objective of the Forum was to begin co-creating a shared occupational therapy vision focusing on four different communities: occupational therapists, autistic individuals, colleagues and policymakers. Attendees included 57 delegates, with over a quarter having lived experience.
Public Health Agency of Canada CorrespondenceRead More
Canadian Disability Coalition Leadership GroupRead More