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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 […]

CASDA on CTVNews

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 […]

CASDA’s Statement for the Online Regional Consultations with the CRPD

This year, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are organizing a series of online regional consultations in order to gather insights to inform a draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies.  At the Caribbean and North American Regional Consultations, CASDA Board Members, Maddy Dever, Rebekah Kintzinger and Corey Walker, share their […]

Announcing the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum Fellows

The Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) have partnered to bring the 2021 KBHN-CASDA Policy Development Practicum. This successful partnership was created in 2020 to support the federal government’s commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, providing research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development. The fellows will […]

CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee

Call for Autistic Self-Advocates  CASDA is looking for Autistic self-advocates to help plan the 2021 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit by joining the Lived Experience Subcommittee. The subcommittee will meet regularly (likely biweekly between May and September) to guide the planning and participation for those with lived autism experience in #CALS2021 which will be held in […]

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