CASDA participated in the 2021 federal pre-budget consultations, led by the Federal Standing Committee on Finance. A submission has been prepared reflecting priorities within the wellbeing of autistic Canadians and their loved ones.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance had asked for submissions for their pre-budget consultations to be tabled in the House of Commons in December 2020.
With the Committee being interested in receiving written submissions on measures the federal government could take to restart the Canadian economy, we tailored our submission to highlight the economic benefit of implementing a NAS, while also illustrating the harsh impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Autistic Canadians. The submission recommends six points taken from the Roadmap in addition to recommending that a project plan for a NAS is presented.