The Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) have partnered to bring the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum.

This successful partnership was created in 2020 to support the federal government’s commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, providing research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development.

The fellows will learn to understand the linkages between research and policy through working closely with CASDA members, engage in a policymaking process on the priority areas for a National Autism Strategy and utilize research to improve policy development implementation and evaluation.

Congratulations to this year’s seven KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Fellows, who will focus on the co-production of a policy brief representing one of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences’ three critical areas of a National Autism Strategy consultation report: Social Inclusion, Economic Inclusion and Evidence-Based Interventions.

Click here for a sneak preview of the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Practicum Fellows, their research, interests and goals. Read their bios to learn more about how each plans to contribute to Canada’s National Autism Strategy.