Category: CASDA in the News

Calling Autistic Artists and Creative Spirits!

Autism Alliance of Canada is pleased to announce that the second Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award winner will be presented to a deserving recipient at the 2023 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit. Last year’s recipient, Whitney Hodgins, received an original acrylic painting created by Autistic creator, Aiden Lee, entitled “Gold Linings” to celebrate the award. For […]

Autism Alliance of Canada is hiring a Bilingual Communications and Social Media Specialist

Position Title:Bilingual Communications and Social Media Specialist Job Types: Part-time or Full-time, Contract Salary: $23-$27 an hour Reports to: Communications Manager Location: Remote in Canada – Eastern Standard Time work hours generally Languages: English and French The Bilingual Communications and Social Media Specialist is responsible for everyday communications for the organization. Working closely with the Communications department, the […]

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. […]

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