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 […]

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 […]

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