Author: CASDA

Announcing our new name: Autism Alliance of Canada

To view the media release, click here. We have developed a list of FAQs to address the evolution of our organization. Scroll down to access our FAQ. As we are getting closer to the development of a National Autism Strategy, the time is right to reflect on the evolution of our organization, and how we […]

Share your story: Workplace Experiences from Employees on the Autism Spectrum and Managers of Autistic Employees 

In partnership with Ready, Willing & Able, The Inclusive Workplace and the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), CASDA is developing a resource to help employers support employees on the autism spectrum to advance in their careers. This resource will focus on employees’ performance management and professional development in any industry or level […]

Call for Members to join CASDA’s Board of Directors for 2022

2022 Director Nomination and Election Process At CASDA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting taking place in Spring 2022, CASDA’s Board of Directors will be able to welcome up to 4 new members. Nominations for open Director positions will be accepted from those who are currently an Organization or Community member of CASDA. We are looking to […]

Funding change in B.C. speaks to urgent need for National Autism Strategy

On this page:Media Release | What happened in B.C.?The need for a National Autism Strategy | Get involved Read the media release “Funding change in B.C. speaks to urgent need for National Autism” here. Changes to B.C. Autism service delivery speaks to urgent need for National Autism Strategy The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is calling […]

CASDA is recruiting individuals to join our CALS 2022 Planning Committee

Every year, CASDA hosts an annual conference, the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS). On October 6, 2021, CALS2021 welcomed over 250 participants and presenters ranging from self-advocates, families, researchers, service providers, to government officials. The driving force behind our success year in and year out is our dedicated Summit Planning Committee. With the 8th Annual […]

The time was yesterday – CASDA calls for federal leadership for a National Autism Strategy

In the last decade, Canadians have witnessed a litany of medical breakthroughs; virtual reality for surgeons, the introduction of online and telehealth services, wearable technologies, artificial pancreas to treat Type 1 diabetes, 3D-printed prosthetics and the introduction of effective vaccines for COVID. Exceptional accomplishments that have dramatically shifted both access to healthcare and quality of […]

Share Your Story!

The Inclusive Workplace is developing new Real Stories that share the experiences of job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability.  Real Stories is a series of videos on topics related to the lived experiences of people on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability who are looking for […]

Disability Community to Host National Election Debate on Disability Issues

The Pan-Canadian Disability Coalition, a coalition of over 25 disability organizations, including CASDA, are calling on the major political parties to attend a national election debate on disability issues on September 7, 2021.This debate, which is actively supported and coordinated by CASDA, will give the major political parties the opportunity to share their vision and […]

Working together to advance a National Autism Strategy

Key agencies representing Canadian regions from coast-to-coast-to-coast are playing a pivotal role in advancing a National Autism Strategy (NAS). CASDA is proud to play a role, and we continue to focus on engaging our members across the country. As we approach the two year mark of the Canadian government’s commitment to create a National Autism […]

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