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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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