In support of the federal government moving forward with a National Autism Strategy, CASDA and the Kids Brain Health Network partnered for a third year to offer graduate students, postdocs, or research associates the opportunity to contribute to this critical initiative and gain invaluable experience in the community partner engagement, policy development, and knowledge mobilization.

This successful partnership was created in 2020 to provide research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development in autism.

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

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Award! Click here to learn more about our 3 awardees!