Category: News

A new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada: What this report tells us 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently published a report: “Autism spectrum disorder: Highlights from the 2019 Canadian health survey on children and youth.” This report provides an overview of Canadian children and youth on the autism spectrum using data from the 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY). About the 2019 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open Call for Participants for the KBHN-CASDA Policy Working Groups

The federal government is taking practical and actionable steps to develop a National Autism Strategy. The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) and Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) are continuing to support the creation of a National Autism Strategy, by conducting an assessment to inform the development of a National Autism Strategy, through developing policy […]


Canadian parents frustrated with lack of autism support seek solutions in the U.S. – CTVNews   On June 12, 2021, CASDA’s Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives, Dr. Deepa Singal, was interviewed by Heather Butts on CTV National News on the challenges families face in accessing services across Canada. Discrepancies between provincial policies and support […]

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