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…

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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),…

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Pandemic Canadian Autism Needs Assessment Survey (PanCANS

During these challenging times, it is important to understand the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the autism community. We invite caregivers with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and self-advocates/autistic adults to participate by filling out the survey…

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Canadian Disability Coalition Leadership Group Achievements

As part of the Canadian Disability Coalition Leadership Group, CASDA has done the following related to COVID-19 pandemic response: March 24, 2020 - Sent recommendations to support people with disabilities to Minister Qualtrough signed by 34 organizations. April 9, 2020…

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CASDA on CTV’s Your Morning Show

On December 23, CASDA's Dr. Jonathan Lai and self-advocate Terry Batley spoke with Ben Mulroney on CTV's Your Morning show to discuss the development of a national autism strategy. You can watch the video by clicking on the link here. …

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Justin Trudeau Announces Endorsement for Development of a National Autism Strategy

Le texte français suit. Justin Trudeau Announces Endorsement for Development of a National Autism Strategy For Immediate Release: (December 9, 2019): The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) welcomes the news that the Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada…

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