CASDA’s Response to Budget 2021

Cliquer ici pour la Réponse de l’ACTSA au Budget 2021. On April 19, the Government of Canada announced the Federal Budget 2021, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience. Within this budget is the following description of the Government’s approach to support Autistic Canadians, as well as their families and caregivers:  “Children and adults […]

Introducing The Autistic Voices Project 1.0

CASDA is proud to present The Autistic Voices Project (AVP), a series of 7 innovative lived experience testimonial videos, bringing the perspectives of 29 Autistic Canadians to the forefront. This project highlights employment-related lived experiences of Autistic Canadians during COVID-19 by providing invaluable insight into both the exacerbated employment challenges participants face, and the opportunities […]

Launch of The Inclusive Workplace, a new online hub offering free resources for inclusive hiring

Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association (CASDA) have launched “The Inclusive Workplace,” a free, bilingual online resource to support job seekers and employees who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability, businesses, and employment agencies. The Inclusive Workplace offers more than 100 free community-developed multimedia resources, including eLearning courses, […]

Launch of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity

The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is launching today, on the first business day after World Autism Day. The CJAE is a platform for Autistic and under-represented voices within the Autism community with primarily Autistic authors and authors with lived experience. Led by its Autistic Editorial Board, the CJAE has published its first issue […]

CASDA welcomes Dr. Deepa Singal as the new Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives

The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association (CASDA) is pleased to welcome Dr. Deepa Singal as the new Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives. Dr. Singal is a Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, a world renowned Centre for population-based research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at […]

CASDA partners with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences to launch Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopment

CASDA is pleased to recognize and partner with Dr. Stelios Georgiades, McMaster Children’s Hospital Chair in Autism & Neurodevelopment and inaugural chairholder. This initiative will allow McMaster and CASDA to expand their collaborative activities in the areas of research, advocacy and policy development. This collaboration will not only support the work of the new Chairholder […]

CASDA on CBC Primetime

On Thursday February 4th, Dr. Jonathan Lai was interviewed on the CBC show, Canada Tonight, on how individuals living in group homes face many of the same risks as elders in long term care. You can watch the full interview here. To read more from CASDA on this issue: check out our October 2020 article […]

Statement by CASDA: Social acceptance and mental health at play in Minassian case

View as PDF. The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) urges caution in the interpretation of autism characteristics and making generalisations about Autistic people based on the single case of Alek Minassian for the murder charges of 10 individuals and the attempted murder of 16 others currently before the court. According to the Toronto Sun’s […]

Statement on National Autism Strategy

CASDA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S CONFIRMATION OF A NATIONAL AUTISM STRATEGY This week, on October 5th and 6th, our nation’s autism community has come together for the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, hosted by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), which will help kick-off Autism Awareness Month in October. Over 250 attendees representing 100+ autism […]

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