Author: Rakhee Chowdhury

A stride towards accessible housing for Autistics in Canada

To view this post as a PDF please click here Although Canada’s three levels of government have declared adequate housing as ‘essential to one’s sense of dignity, safety, and inclusion; the current multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional housing system is complex and does not allow equitable access to housing. This is especially true for Autistics people living […]

CAHS Assessment on Autism report is now available

On May 10, 2022, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) released the Assessment on Autism report: “Autism in Canada: Considerations for future public policy development.“ We are encouraged to see that the complex issues faced by Autistic people in Canada and their families are raised in this report. Findings in this report are aligned […]

Examining Criminal (In)Justice Across the Autism Spectrum

We are delighted to announce the launch of Examining Criminal (In)Justice Across the Autism Spectrum*, a two-stage project examining experiences and perceptions Autistic people have of the criminal justice system. This project aims to study the experiences and perceptions Autistic people have of the criminal justice system in order to articulate its current strengths and […]

Policy Development Working Group Announcement for Summer 2022: Accessibility, Developmental Disabilities, and Employment

CASDA is excited to announce its 2022 Policy Development Working Group (PDWG), in partnership with Inclusion Canada! This summer, working group members will have the objective to analyze, develop and disseminate policy recommendations on accessibility for developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, intellectual disabilities) to better achieve inclusive employment in Canada. The document created by the working […]

Announcing the 2022 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Fellows

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. […]

Federal Budget Expands Ready, Willing & Able Across Canada

For Immediate Release April 8, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – Federal Budget 2022 commits a $20 million investment to the Ready, Willing, and Able program (RWA). RWA is a national employment program jointly sponsored by Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) for persons with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. This […]

CASDA is hiring a Research Assistant

Position Title: Research Assistant, Career advancement supports for workers on the autism spectrum Job Type: Part-time, Contract (~10 hours a week) Duration: 5-months, Nov 2021 – March 2022 Reports to: Health System Impact Doctoral Fellow Salary Range: $26-31/hour Office Location: Remote in Canada Context The goal of this research project is to develop recommendations that […]

CASDA is hiring a Knowledge Transfer / Communications Specialist

Position Title: Knowledge Transfer / Communications Specialist Job Types: Part-time, Contract (15-20 hours a week) Salary: $23-$27 an hour Reports to: Communications Manager Location: Remote in Canada – Eastern Standard Time work hours generally Languages: English (French a strong asset) Overview The purpose of this position is to support the communications of the Canadian Autism […]

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